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"Frederick Douglass' Paper"

Frederick Douglass's first anti-slavery newspaper, the North Star, began publication in Rochester, NY in 1847. His work as an editor brought him into close contact with the free black community, and his printing shop became a station on the Underground Railroad. In 1851 the paper changed its name to Frederick Douglass' Paper, becoming Douglass' Monthly after 1860. He used the pages of the newspaper to protest slavery, job discrimination, school segregation and to support recruitment of African-Americans to the Union Army.

Read a complete edition of Frederick Douglass' Paper at Uncle Tom's Cabin & American Culture (

For more about Frederick Douglass, see Document 98.

Citation - Document 17
May 4, 1860
Courtesy of Tom and Angela Sarro

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