Why was he important?
Frederick Douglass was born
in February of 1818. The exact day of his birthday was unknown, though he decided to celebrate it on February 14. He was born and grown up a slave, until when he was 20 years old, on September 3, 1838, he attempted and successfully escaped to Baltimore, from slavery.
During his life
he struggled through slavery, until in 1863 of January, they declared freedom of all slaves in confederate territory. He also wanted to give women's rights.