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Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass--one of America's most brilliant authors, orators, and organizers and the nineteenth century's most famous black leader--was the first fugitive slave to speak out publicly agains ... read this biography

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Sojourner Truth

She was born into slavery around 1797 in New York State’s Hudson River Valley, 80 miles from New York City. As a slave, she was known simply as “Isabella.” But a decade and a half after escaping from ... read this biography

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