Frederick Douglass Life Timeline

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In History
  • Birth

    Birth
    The exact date for Fredericks Douglass's birth is unknown. Some sources say the 14th. He was born a slave.
  • Frederick Douglass moves to plantation on Wye River

    Frederick Douglass moves to plantation on Wye River
    Frederick was a little boy when he left his childhood life. He was around 6 when he was put onto a plantation to start being a slave. Him and his grandma walked 12 miles to get to the plantation.
  • Mother dies then sent to Baltimore

    Mother dies then sent to Baltimore
    Frederick Douglass's mother dies in 1826. He is sent to Baltimore to live with Hugh Auld and his wife Sophia. His master, Aaron Anthony dies and he is sent back with Hugh and Sophia.
  • Sophia Auld teaches Frederick Douglass how to read

    Sophia Auld teaches Frederick Douglass how to read
    Sophia Auld, Hugh Auld's wife teaches Frederick Douglass the alphabet. He then taught himself how to read and write. He also taught other slaves how to read, using the bible.
  • Fight with Covey

    Fight with Covey
    Douglass fights with slavemaster, Mr. Covey. Douglass is not punished for argument. This sets off a will to be free inside of him.
  • Douglass's first attempt trying to escape from slavery

    Douglass's first attempt trying to escape from slavery
    Frederick Douglass was caught trying to escape from slavery. He was previously sent to William Freeland, a new slavemaster. He was much nicer. He took advantage.
  • Douglass escapes from slavery

    Douglass escapes from slavery
    After two tries, Frederick Douglass escapes from slavery for good. He traveled north by train and boat. He went from Baltimore, through Delaware, to Philadelphia.
  • Frederick Douglass subscribes to The Liberator

    Frederick Douglass subscribes to The Liberator
    Douglass joined various organizations in New Bedford. He attended a black church and regularly attended abolitionist meetings. He then subcribed to The Liborator.
  • Douglass speaks at Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society Convention

    Douglass speaks at Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society Convention
    Douglass impressed abolitionist leaders. He was hired as an anti-slavery lecturing agent. He then moved his family to Lynn, Massachusetts and spent his next few years giving anti-slavery speaches.
  • Douglass publishes Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass

    Douglass publishes Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass
    Douglass published his autobiography in 1845. It was about his life and how he overcame slavery and fought for rights. It became an immidiate best seller.
  • Douglass establishes Abolitionist Paper

    Douglass establishes Abolitionist Paper
    On December 3, 1847, Douglass creates the Abolitionist Paper. He developed it into the most influential black antislavery paper published in the antebellum era. It's not only to denounce slavery but to give woman rights.
  • Death

    Death
    Frederick Douglas died on February 20, 1895. He was describing the National Council of Womans meeting to his wife when his heart failed. He was 77.