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Writings of Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Index
• Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave (1845)
◦ This is the full text of Douglass' famous narrative.
• Reconstruction (1866)
◦ In this article, Douglass expresses his concern that African Americans will be re-enslaved if the Southern political system were to remain intact and he urges Congress to pass an amendment affirming the equality of African Americans.
• My Escape from Slavery (1881)
◦ For the first time, Douglass writes about his escape from slavery. Initially, he was reluctant to write about it, but he decided to do so after slavery had ended.
• An Appeal to Congress for Impartial Suffrage (1867)
◦ Douglass argues that if the right to vote is guaranteed to whites, it must also be guaranteed to blacks.
• The Color Line (1881)
◦ This 1881 writing by Douglass discusses prejudice.
• The Future of the Colored Race (1886)
◦ In this interesting writing, Douglass predicts that African Americans will be assimilated and eventually through the mixture of the races, will become a blended race.