Born in 1818, Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, better known as Frederick Douglass was born. Frederick Douglass was one of the most prominent figures in United States and African American history. He was a brilliant orator, abolitionist, editor, reformer, lecturer, statesman, women's suffragist and more. He was a firm believer in equality regardless of race. He believed in civil rights for all people whether black, female, Native American or recent immigrant.
Known as the "The Sage of Anacostia" or "The Lion of Anacostia", he is still revered for his contributions against racial injustice. As one of the most eminent human-rights leaders in the 19th century and one of the people at the forefront of the abolitionist movement, he was fond of the saying, "I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong." Later in life, Frederick Douglass was one of the first African Americans involved in the United States Government and served as an adviser to President Abraham Lincoln and fought tirelessly for the adoption of constitutional amendments that guaranteed voting rights and other civil liberties for African Americans.
Frederick Douglass died February 20, 1895 in Washington D.C
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