Antislavery Newspapers Published by Frederick Douglass
From 1847 through 1863, Frederick Douglass published nationally significant antislavery newspapers from an office in a building in Rochester. From 1847 to 1851, the paper was known as The North Star, the title under which it achieved enduring fame. From 1851 to 1860, it was known as Frederick Douglass’s Paper and for the next three years became an abolitionist journal titled Douglass’s Monthly. Thereafter, Douglass retired from publishing to devote himself to recruiting African American soldiers for the Union Army.