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February 14 - Frederick Douglass is Born

February 14, 2020

On this day in Labor History the year was 1818.  That was the day that abolitionist Frederick Douglass chose to celebrate as his birthday. He could not be sure of the exact date of his birth, because he was born into slavery. He escaped from slavery and became one of the leading black writers and orators for the cause of abolition.