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Frederick Douglass for kids (cartoon biography)

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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.

We take reading for granted in our world. When Frederick Douglass was alive, it was illegal for slaves to learn to read and for white people to teach them to read. What do you think the slaves felt at not being able to learn to read?

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