Frederick Douglass: A Man Who Changed History
by Diana Stewart
Frederick Douglass positively influenced history by dedicating his life to abolishing slavery and ending segregation. Douglass wrote several autobiographies, books, and articles about his life as a slave. His writings influenced the abolishment of slavery.
Douglass went to New York and published a newspaper called The North Star, which developed its name from when escaped slaves would follow the North Star to freedom. He expressed the importance of civil rights and how slavery should be abolished. Douglass was also an outspoken supporter of women’s rights.
Frederick Douglass was persistent in his goal of having slavery abolished. He used his writings and his leadership qualities to achieve this outcome.