Frederick Douglass – Lumen Student News

In today’s Awesome America, we profile social reformer Frederick Douglass.

Frederick Douglass was an American hero. You might even say, superhero. That’s because he was born into slavery, and by the time he died 77 years later, he had been an author, a newspaper publisher, a freedom fighter, and a top federal government official.

His words inspired 20th Century civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., and he is honored with a statue in the U.S. Capitol.