Frederick Douglass
Nathan & Polly Johnson House, 21 7th Street, New Bedford, Massachusetts

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Name: Frederick Douglass
Category: Anti-Slavery Campaigner

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Frederick Douglass (1818-1895).Prominent American anti-slavery abolitionist,writer,orator & social reformer. He was a black man born into slavery in pre-civil war America,^ following his escape to freedom in 1838,he began to campaign for the abolition of slavery,and over the remainder of his life,became well known through the US,Britain & Ireland,for writings,rousing speeches & campaigns for equal rights for all minorities.

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Years of Residence: 1838 - 1839

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Frederick Douglass (1818-1895).Prominent Anti-Slavery Abolitionist,lived here after escaping to freedom from slavery in 1838.

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Nathan & Polly Johnson House
21 7th Street
New Bedford

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This house,at No 21,along with 17 to 19,are part of the Nathan & Polly Johnson House,the Johnson's were active in the anti-slavery movement,who sheilded & supported escape slaves & campaigned for it's abolition. Now a museum on the National register of Historic Places.

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