Douglas was taught to read by the wife of his Master – Sophia Auld
The Slave Breaker
When he was 16, Douglass was sent to a slave breaker named Edward Covey.
he disguised himself as a sailor, carried identification papers obtained from a free black seaman and boarded a northbound train to Havre de Grace, Maryland, using money from Anna to pay for his ticket
wrote and published his first autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave
Douglass purchased his freedom.
Douglass’s British supporters gathered funds to purchase his legal freedom.
Women's Rights Convention
the only African American to attend the first women's rights convention at Seneca Falls, New York
Fourth of July speech
“This Fourth of July is yours, not mine. You may rejoice, I must mourn,”
Vice President Nominated
Douglass became the first African American nominated for vice president of the United States as Victoria Woodhull's running mate on the Equal Rights Party ticket. Nominated without his knowledge or consent, Douglass never campaigned. Nonetheless, his nomination marked the first time that an African American appeared on a presidential ballot.
buried in Mount Hope Cemetery in Rochester, New York