Frederick Douglass (1818 - 1895), born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, wasan American abolitionist, orator, and writer born a slave in Talbot County, Maryland. He escaped from slavery in 1838. Douglass believed in the equality of all people. He was nominated as a candidate for vice president on the ticket of Equal Rights Party in 1872. His most famous work is A Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (1845).
Distinguished African-American abolitionist, journalist and orator. Douglass is one of the most influential leaders of civil rights of all times.