Art: “The Storm, The Whirlwind, and the Earthquake” Frederick Douglass by Bisa Butler

Frederick Douglass was one of the most eminent human rights leaders of the 19th century. He was a social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery in Maryland, he became a national leader of the abolitionist movement.

Frederick Douglass became the first black citizen to hold high rank in the U.S. government and served under 5 U.S. presidents.

The African patterns chosen for his clothing symbolize victory over adversity, pride in education and freedom.

Frederick Douglass, (1818-1895) 

**Cotton, silk, wool and velvet, life sized**

** there is no paint on this artwork **

 

 

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