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Frederick Douglass (1818-1895)


 
Frederick Douglass as a young man
 
 

Frederick Douglass as an older man

Selected Bibliography on African American Literature 
Slave Narratives
Selected Bibliography on Frederick Douglass
Brief Lecture Notes on Douglass's Narrative

American Visionaries: Frederick Douglass.  This site by the National Park Service is rich in pictures and provides a good overview of Douglass's place in American culture.
Frederick Douglass Biography Page at the University of Rochester.
Biographical sketch and photographs at the PBS Africans in America site 
Douglass and African American soldiers in the Civil War 
Douglass's papers at the Library of Congress. This site includes a search feature, a timeline of Douglass's life, page images of the handwritten letters, and his diary from his trip to Europe and Africa in 1886.
"A Portrait of Frederick Douglass" by Alan Rice describes Douglass's time in England. 
James Earl Jones reading Douglass's "What is the Fourth of July to the Negro?" speech (YouTube.com)

Pictures courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery

Works Available Online

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave (UC Berkeley)
My Bondage and My Freedom (1855)
"The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro" (pbs.org) (Watch James Earl Jones read this speech) (Read a rhetorical analysis of the speech)
"A Plea for Free Speech in Boston" (1860)
"An Appeal to Congress for Impartial Suffrage" (Atlantic Monthly, January 1867)
"My Escape from Slavery" (Century Magazine, November 1881)
The Negro Exodus from the Gulf States . Illustrations. 
Reconstruction (1866) 
The Future of the Colored Race (May 1886)
"The Color Line" (May 1881) 




Comments to D. Campbell.