Dec 032022
 
Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass in 1847 printed the first issue of North Star, an abolitionist newspaper. Older children could read his words at: North Star.

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Frederick Douglass died in Anacostia Heights, DC, in 1895. He was born in Tuckahoe, Maryland, probably in February 1818. He escaped from slavery and became a popular abolitionist and speaker. Children can learn more at Frederick Douglass.  Children can also read some of his works at Project Gutenberg.

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Jul 192023
 
Statue of Lucretia Mott

Statue of Lucretia Mott

Seneca Falls Convention, an early women’s rights convention, was held in Seneca Falls, New York, in 1848. For two days the women debated voting rights, property rights, and laws regarding divorce. Speakers included Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, and Frederick Douglass. The meetings became an annual event until the Civil War broke out. Children can learn more at: Convention.

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Sep 032023
 
Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass escaped from slavery in 1838. He boarded a train disguised as a free sailor in Baltimore and traveled to Philadelphia. Children can read about his escape at: Frederick Douglass. Children can also read many of his works at: Project Gutenberg.

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