Today – February 14

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Today’s Notable U. S. Birthday

Frederick Douglass – African-American leader in the abolitionist movement.

Daguerreotype of Frederick Douglass
Daguerreotype of Frederick Douglass (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Frederick Douglass (born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, February 14, 1818  – February 20, 1895) was an American abolitionist, women’s suffragist, editor, orator, author, statesman and reformer. Called “The Sage of Anacostia” and “The Lion of Anacostia”, Douglass is one of the most prominent figures in African-American history and United States history. In 1872, Douglass became the very first African-American nominated as a Vice Presidential candidate in the U.S., running on the Equal Rights Party ticket with Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to run for President of the United States.

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