Frederick Douglass was a prominent leader of the abolitionist movement, but also a great orator, reformer, and statesman. What makes his autobiographical writings even more interesting and intriguing is the fact that he was a former slave in Maryland who gained literacy and became a black intellectual – a symbol of his times. He strongly believed in universal equality of people (black, women, Native American, fresh immigrants, etc.) but also in the necessity of dialogue/ compromise between opposing entities. Given these, his experience, views, and values are the subject of many student essay assignments. Explore the writing samples below that focus on his works, biography, views, etc. These are written with great attention to content, sources, structure, grammar, etc.