MAAP | Mapping the African American Past

Portrait of Frederick Douglass

Born in 1818, Frederick Douglass was the most famous African American of the 19th century and has been called the father of the civil rights movement.

Creator: John Chester Buttre, Engraver

Source: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture/Photographs and Prints Division/The New York Public Library

Produced by CCNMTL, Chase, Teachers College, and CCI