Frederick Douglass' famous written works and active role in the abolitionist movement solidified Douglass' long standing legacy.
- A leader of the abolitionist movement, Douglass escaped from slavery at the age of 20 and went on to become a world famous author and orator.
- As no record was made of his birth, Douglass chose to celebrate it on February 14. He also chose his last name ‘Douglass’, inspired by Sir Walter Scott’s poem The Lady of the Lake (1810).
- He penned his first autobiography, “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave” in 1845.