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Frederick Douglass

by Pentrella

This stamp commemorates Frederick Douglass. Douglass was born 1817 in Maryland, and died in 1895. In 1847 Douglass started a newspaper called the North Star. He was later named the United State marshall in Washington. He was also appointed America's minister to Haitti in 1889. Douglass was a well known leader that he convince President Lincoln to accept black soldiers into the Union Army. People are impressed and moved by Frederick Douglass speeches.