Frederick Douglass

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Portait of Frederick Douglass.
Frederick Douglass born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey (February 1818 – February 20, 1895) was an American 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.

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