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Finding Text Evidence: Frederick Douglass

Your student will look for textual evidence in Frederick Douglass' autobiography in this worksheet.


Frederick Douglass an American abolitionist, women's suffragist, editor, orator, author, statesman, minister and reformer. He was one of the most renowned figures in African-American, and United States history.


Frederick Douglass, an American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman. After escaping from slavery, he became a leader of the abolitionist movement, gaining note for his dazzling oratory and incisive antislavery writing. He stood as a living counter-example to slaveholders' arguments that slaves did not have the intellectual capacity to function as independent American citizens.

Have you heard the story when Douglas picked a field hand up by the neck and kicked his butt because the field hand was whipping Douglas for no good reason? True story.


After the Civil War, Douglass remained an active campaigner against slavery and wrote his last autobiography, Life and Times of Frederick Douglass. Description from I searched for this on