The escaped slave who became an advisor to presidents. by Sara Ingram
He was one of the most photographed people in America in the 19th century, who ended up becoming an advisor to presidents – but Frederick Douglass’ description of his early years are heartbreaking.
Born into bondage in 1818 on a Maryland plantation, before he was even a year old, Douglass was taken from his slave mother so she could continue working in the fields. He saw her only a few times, when by night, she walked 12 miles to see her baby – only to be gone before dawn, as slaves were whipped if they were not at work by sunrise. << more >>