Entry from US English dictionary
(1817–95), US abolitionist and writer; born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey. He escaped from slavery in 1838 and became an anti-slavery lecturer. He established an anti-slavery newspaper North Star (1847–64) and published his autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (1845, revised 1892).
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Syllabification: Doug·lass, Frederick
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