Frederick Douglass
(c. February, 1818 - February 20, 1895) was an
Afro-American abolitionist and a proponent of
equality. Douglass escaped slavery as a young man
and worked as a writer (having taught himself to read
as a child) with many abolitionist newspapers. In
1845 he published his first autobiography "A Narrative
of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave".
Additionally he fought for the equality of women and
was globally recognized for his work.