February Birthday: LINCOLN AND DOUGLASS.

Frederick Douglass, human rights leader
February 1818-Feb. 20, 1895

Lincoln and Douglass by Nikki Giovanni, illustrated by Bryan Collier (Henry Holt and Co., 2008).

A
glimpse into the unusual relationship between two American leaders.
Frederick Douglass was born a slave but escaped in 1838 and became one
of the central figures in the American abolitionist movement. He and
Lincoln shared similar views on slavery, freedom, equality and worked
together to achieve a common goal. The exact date and year of
Frederick’s birthday was unknown but he celebrated it on February 14th
later in his life.

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