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The Slave Experience: Freedom & Emancipation
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June 2, 1848
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Photo of an excerpt from the NORTH STAR
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Document Description
Escaped slave Frederick Douglass founded the NORTH STAR and was its editor for seventeen years. Douglass broke from William Lloyd Garrison's radical anti-slavery paper, THE LIBERATOR, to establish his own, black-managed abolitionist publication. This split put Douglass in opposition with some white abolitionists, including Garrison, who disagreed with his strategies.

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