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Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey was born into slavery in Talbot County, Maryland. The year was probably 1818, and he would later celebrate February 14 as his birthday, but no precise records exist. In early September, 1838, he escaped slavery, making his way to New York City and adopting the name “Frederick Douglass” to avoid being captured and sent back to his former slave-master.
His oratory skill left audiences breathless and inspired. In 1845 his autobiography Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written By Himself was published. It was was so well-crafted, critics spuculated that no former slave could ever have written such eloquent prose. Three years later, he began publishing a newspaper, the North Star out of Rochester, New York.
Douglass contined to speak out against slavery and for the betterment of the lives of African Americans up through and after the Civil War. He was also an early advocate for women’s rights, and in in July, 1848, was the only African American to attend the Seneca Falls Convention, the first women’s rights conference.