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Subject: American History
Date: March 16, 2003
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During this era discrimination was so strong that many people doubted that Wheatley actually had written her poems, she had to prove in court that she was the author. Literature also offered some African Americans power and influence, Frederick Douglas was one of these; he had been born in slavery, but eventually escaped and became and a lecturer, orator and author...
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His speeches addressed issues on abolitionism. Frederick Douglas' autobiography Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, which was published in 1845 made him the most influential African American of his time. At the time some critics attacked the book, not believing that a black man could have written such a good work...
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