This portrait of Frederick Douglass was drawn by artist and author Wilson Armistead in 1848. It was one of thirteen illustrations used in Armistead’s A Tribute for the Negro: Being a Vindication of the Moral, Intellectual and Religious Capabilities of the Colored Portion of Mankind; with Particular Reference to the African Race,1848. [Library Division, Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University]


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February 2000