|February 21, 1895 in History|
North Carolina Legislature, adjourns for day to mark death of Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass History:
February 20, 1895 - Frederick Douglass, escaped slave, anti-slavery leader, dies at 77
July 1, 1889 - Frederick Douglass named Minister to Haiti
June 23, 1888 - Frederick Douglass is 1st African-American nominated for president
May 17, 1881 - Frederick Douglass appointed recorder of deeds for Washington D.C.
September 6, 1866 - Frederick Douglass is 1st U.S. black delegate to a national convention
December 3, 1847 - Frederick Douglass publishes 1st issue of his newspaper "North Star"
September 3, 1838 - Frederick Douglass escapes from slavery disguised as a sailor
February 14, 1817 - Frederick Douglass, African-American abolitionist/lecturer/editor
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