Frederick Douglass was born February 1818, as a slave named Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey. He died 77 years later as a abolitionist, suffragist, author, editor, statesman, and a free man.
An adamant believer in the equality of all people regardless of gender, race, or nationality, Douglass was a tireless reformer and activist. He understood that emancipation and equality required persistent and forceful activism. He also understood that activism does not preclude being able to reach across ideological and other divides to establish dialogue saying, “I would unite with anybody to do right; and with nobody to do wrong.”
Let’s establish dialogues where we can, keep moving forward, and remember that we are all on the same ship together; we are all one.