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Fighting For An End To Slavery Part 2

Frederick Douglass argued against slavery and for equal rights with such clarity and precision that he earned a reputation as America’s predominant African-American abolitionist and agitator during the 19th century. As founder and editor of the North Star and a leading proponent of the antislavery movement, he convincingly expressed the moral issues of human freedom and equality. He believed that the status of African-Americans was the touchstone of American democracy. Because of these beliefs, he became known as the “father of the civil rights movement.”

NPM - 25c Frederick Douglass single

The Frederick Douglass stamp was issued February 14, 1967 as part of the Prominent Americans Definitive stamp series.

32c Frederick Douglass single

The Frederick Douglass stamp was issued June 29, 1995 in the year of the 130th Anniversary of the end of the Civil War.