Slavery and Resistance - Frederick Douglass

Bill of Sale for Frederick Douglass
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Bill of Sale for Frederick Baily, alias Douglas [sic]

Frederick Bailey was born into slavery in Maryland in 1818 and escaped to freedom in the North twenty years later. He changed his name to Douglass to protect himself from being arrested and returned to the slave owner Thomas Auld. Under this alias, he became one of the leading figures of the abolition movement in the 1840s. more...

Material Paper
Catalog # FRDO 3861
Date November 30, 1846
Description Bill of Sale for Frederick Baily, alias Douglas [sic], leading to his freedom in 1846
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