The great abolitionist and former slave Frederick Douglass died 125 years ago. Today, Jacobin publishes never-before-transcribed articles from Frederick Douglass’ Paper denouncing capitalism and economic inequality.
Frederick Douglass was born into slavery in 1818 in Talbot County, Maryland. He became a leader in the abolitionist movement and one of the leading social reformers, orators, and authors of his time.
Two articles published in 1856 in Frederick Douglass’ Paper: “The Accumulation of Wealth” and “The Land Reformer.”
Frederick Douglass, 1852: “What, to the American slave, is your Fourth of July? I answer: a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim.”