Frederick Douglass, birth name Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, was born into slavery during February 1818 in Tuckahoe, Maryland.
He was a famed 19th-century author and orator and an eminent human rights leader in the anti-slavery movement. He was the first African-American citizen to hold a high US government rank.
Quote: "People might not get all they work for in this world, but they must certainly work for all they get."
Today's announcement was read by senior Kierra Mitchell.