Frederick Douglass was an amazingly motivated and talented lecturer, writer, and human being. He didn't only write for newspapers, he created
those newspapers, which focused on equal rights not only for African Americans but for women and other oppressed minoritie
In 1847, nine years after escaping from slavery, Frederick Douglass published the first edition of The North Star in Rochester, New York. In 1851, he merged that paper with another journal called The Liberty Party Paper and renamed the new publication Frederick Douglass' Paper. (By this time, he was a well-known and -respected orator, so his name was recognizable.)
In 1859, he also began publishing the journal Douglass' Monthly, which he continued to publish until the start of the Civil War. Frederick Douglass' Paper discontinued publication in 1860.
After the war ended, Douglass bought 50 percent interest in the Washington, D.C., paper The New Era. By year-end, he was publishing it under the new name The New National Era, which lasted until 1874.
Apart from his publications, Douglass gave hundreds of lectures and presentations in the United States and Great Britain, and likely contributed stories and editorials, or had them reprinted, in other periodicals of the time.