BORN

c. February 1818
Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay in Talbot County, Maryland

DIED

February 20, 1895

Frederick Douglass

Social Reformer, Abolitionist, Orator, Writer, Statesman

It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.

—Frederick Douglass

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