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David Ruggles

Born: Mar 15, 1810

Death: Dec 16, 1849

Birthplace: Connecticut

Nationality: United States

David Ruggles

Date of Birth : Mar 15, 1810
Date of Death : Dec 16, 1849
Birth Place : Connecticut

David Ruggles was an African-American abolitionist in Brooklyn, New York who resisted slavery by his participation in a Committee of Vigilance and the Underground Railroad to aid fugitive slaves reach free states. He was a printer in New York City during the 1830s, who also wrote numerous articles, and "was the prototype for black activist journalists of his time." He claimed to have led more than 600 fugitive slaves to freedom in the North, including Frederick Douglass, who became a friend and fellow activist.

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