abolitionist, editor, orator, author, statesman and reformer. In1889 U.S. President Harrison appointed Douglass to the post of Minister-Resident and Consul-General to the Republic of Haiti and as chargé d'affaires for the Dominican Republic. After two years, he resigned from this appointment due to severe disagreements with U.S. government policy.
Speech at Chicago World's Fair
In 1893 in the 90th year of independence for Haiti, Frederick Douglass gave a lecture at the Haitian pavilion dedication ceremonies at the World's Fair in Chicago.
- Ebenezer Bassett First African-American Diplomat and Ambassador in Haiti from 1869 to 1877.
- Frederick Douglass lecture on Haiti - 1893 speech at the Chicago World's Fair.
- Toussaint L'Ouverture and the Haytian Revolutions - 1841 speech by the physician James McCune Smith, an abolitionist as well as a friend and collaborator of Frederick Douglass.