Frederick Douglass was an African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. He was born on February 1818, in Talbot County, Maryland, MD. He sadly died on February 20, 1895, in Washington, D.C. He was 87 when he passed on. He was committed to several things like freedom, justice for, women, African-Americans, and all Americans. He grew up as a slave but escaped to the North for freedom at age 20. He became against slavery and was a very strong speaker for anti-slavery. He became a speaker and a writer when he found out he could read. He was an important part of history since he was against slavery and he was one of many that could read and write. This showed that everyone should have a chance and be free.