AS SEEN IN:
"Swing Out, Sweet Land"
AS PLAYED BY:
Roscoe Lee Browne
Frederick Douglass (born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, circa 1818; died February 20, 1895) is best known for his role in bringing the harsh realities of slavery to the attention of white Americans, at the same time being a living example of the fallacy of claims that black Americans were intellectually inferior to whites. He was an American abolitionist, women's suffragist, editor, orator, author, statesman and reformer. Called "The Sage of Anacostia" and "The Lion of Anacostia", Douglass is one of the most prominent figures in African American and United States history.
He was a firm believer in the equality of all people, whether black, female, Native American, or recent immigrant. He was fond of saying, "I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong."
FREDERIC DOUGLASS & SAMUEL CLEMENS
[played by Bing Crosby]