look at the love between mother and son (Frederick Douglass) and how
she walked twelve miles to see him on another plantation. Her faith in
him helped him escape enslavement and become a powerful human rights
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.