Frederick Douglass was born into slavery as Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey in Maryland. He was of mixed race and learned to read by watching white children, and then when opportunity allowed, he taught other slaves how to read as well. He escaped to the North in 1838 and married a free black woman. They settled in Massachusetts where he became a preacher. He was a gifted orator and gave many speeches condemning slavery. He wrote extensively but was best known for his autobiography Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, published in 1845. Douglass spent two years in Ireland and England, and when he returned to the U.S., he started several newspapers dedicated to the abolitionist movement.
This Frederick Douglass mug is part of our Civil War, Abolitionist and African American Series profiling outstanding men and women who have helped shape our country in important and positive ways.
The content on the mugs is crafted for a stunning visual experience and to inspire an interest to learn more about history. Robert Compton, who developed HistoryMugs, colorized the hundred-year-old photographs in order to bring the individuals back to life. Biography and images are designed and printed in Bristol, Vermont, USA.
- 11 oz. mug: 3.75” H x 3” D
- 15 oz. mug: 4.5″ H x 3.25″ D
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