The Library of Congress has digitized a number of its collections, making it accessible to the public at all times. Being in Rochester, today we highlight the collection of papers from abolitionist, Frederick Douglass. Frederick Douglass escaped from slavery and went on to become one of the most famous public speakers in the United States. The papers in this collection span the years of 1862 to 1865.
The collection is organized in the following series:
For further reading, our SORA account also has a number of books about the life of Frederick Douglass, a few copies of his autobiography, and a book about his friendship with Abraham Lincoln.