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Frederick Douglas Bicentennial Birthday

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 6:00 PM - Sunday, February 15, 2218 7:30 PM

was born into slavery in Talbot County, Maryland, (on the state's Eastern Shore of theChesapeake Bay), and was named by his mother, Harriet Bailey. The plantation was located between Hillsboro[10] andCordova. His birthplace was likely his grandmother's shack east of Tappers Corner (38.8845°N 75.958°W) and west ofTuckahoe Creek.[11][12] Years later, after escaping to the North, he took the surname Douglass, having already dropped use of his two middle names.






The exact date of Douglass's birth is unknown. He later chose to celebrate it on February 14.[3] The exact year is also unknown (on the first page of "Narrative of the Life o

f Frederick Douglass, an American Slave", he stated: "I have no accurate knowledge of my age, never having seen any authentic


record containing it.")[10][13] He was of mixed race, which likely included Native American on his mother's side as well as African and European.

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