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Birthplace of Frederick Douglass

According to his autobiography, , he was born in Tuckahoe, near Hillsborough, about 12 miles from Easton in Talbot County, Maryland.  in Aaron Anthony’s Holmes Hill Farm which provided young slaves to the Wye House plantation owned by Edward Lloyd. Generations of Lloyds had built up a considerable fortune since the seventeenth century to be […] more

My Bondage and My Freedom

“Believing that one of the best means of emancipating the slaves of the south is to improve and elevate the character of the free colored people of the north, I shall labor in the future, as I have labored in the past, to promote the moral, social, religious, and intellectual elevation of the free colored […] more

Biography – Early Life

Frederick Douglass, named at birth Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, was born in c.1818 in Tuckahoe, Talbot County, Maryland. The date of his birth is unknown as records were not kept at the time. He adopted February 14 as his birthday as his mother called him “my valentine”. Douglass was a slave by birth, his mother […] more