Moments in History: Frederick Douglass


  Frederick Douglass was an American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. Douglass was born into slavery in February 1818, on the Eastern shore of Chesapeake Bay in Talbot County Maryland. Although his actual birthdate is unknown, he chose to celebrate the 14th of February as his birthday. After escaping from slavery in Maryland, he became a national leader of the abolitionist movement in Massachusetts and New…

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