General Consul to Haiti,  Frederick Douglass

General Consul to Haiti, Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass, born into slavery in 1818, became a writer, speaker, and public servant.

Little known about Frederick Douglass was his appointment as General Consul (GC) to the Republic of Haiti. As GC, he learned of the slave revolt led by Toussaint Louverture, Haiti's liberator. At 1893 Chicago World's Fair at Haitian Pavilion, he acknowledged Haiti's slave revolt as influencing the abolitionist movement in America.

Frederick Douglass advocated for all kinds of causes, from women's suffrage, to Native American and immigrant rights.

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