Frederick Douglass was born into slavery as Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey. He was of mixed race and learned to read and taught other slaves to read. He escaped to the North in 1838 and married a free black woman. They settled in Massachusetts, where he was a gifted orator, frequently condemning slavery in speeches, newspaper articles and books. Best known for his autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, published in 1845, he also had a distinguished career as ambassador to Haiti, federal marshal and recorder of Deeds of Washington, D.C., and president of the Freedman’s Bureau Bank.
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 biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
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