Before there was a Civil Rights Movement, before there was a Civil War, there were people who stood against slavery. Frederick Douglass was one of the most prominent of those who spoke out against slavery. Watch this video biography of Frederick Douglass and learn about one of the Civil Rights Activists that existed before the protests began.
To learn more about Frederick Douglass's life, read this article on him. At the time, Frederick Douglass was one of the most powerful men in the Abolitionist Movement. Learn more about his power and influence in the Time for Kids article.To learn more about the Abolition Movement and its war on slavery, read this article on Slavery and Abolitionism.
Frederick Douglass was in many ways a founding father of the Civil Rights Movement. He leveraged his power and influence to help change the fabric of America. After learning about him, think of the many ways his actions could inspire you to find a passion and change the world today.