Fredrick Douglass was born on February 1818. Frederick was born onto slavery on the eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay in Talbot country, Maryland. A plantation that was between Hillsboro and Cordova, his birthplace was most likely in his grandmother's shack. Frederick Douglass is mixed in race, his mother's side is Native American, African and European. Fredericks name was given to him by his mother, Harriet Bailey. Fredericks name was, Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey. Frederick Douglass was separated from his mother at an early age he lived with his maternal grandmother. Then at the age of seven he was moved to the Wye House plantation. Frederick Douglass mother died at the age of ten and he was given to a woman named Lucretia Auld in Baltimore. When Frederick was twelve, Hugh Auld's wife Sophia started teaching him alphabet. Frederick explained as a kind and tender-hearted woman. Who's he thought he was being treated as one human being ought to treat another. Frederick learned how to read from white people by observing the writings of the men with the people he worked with. Frederick Douglass secretly was teaching himself how to read and write. Frederick began to read newspapers, pamphlets, political materials and books. Frederick Douglass was hired hired to William Freeland to teach his fellow salves on the plantation to read the New Testament at a weekly Sunday school. The interest among slaves in learning to read was so great that in any week, more than 40 slaves would att end lessons in about six months. His classes were unnoticed by their slave owners. Frederick Douglass escaped from slavery at the age of 20. Because he was born into slavery, he was soon to become an anti-slavery activist. The influence of Frederick being born into slavery he would want to fight for his people to not be slaves to slave owners. With his thousands of his speeches and editorials, Frederick levied a powerful indictment to against slavery also racism. With Frederick's powerful voice of hope for his people he would preach antislavery politics and his own brand of American ideals. The goals that Frederick Douglass done is to be able to read and write. When Frederick was twenty he escaped to his freedom to the north. His plan was to end slavery and have an anti-slavery movement. If Frederick Douglass was alive today I think the urban community would be a lot better. I believe black people would be more together as a whole. I think America would have a voice to do better for all of us.