Frederick Douglass was born in 1818 and died in 1895. He was a American abolitionist, author and orator. Born a slave, Douglass escaped at age 20 and went on to become a world-renowned anti-slavery activist.
Harriet was born in March of 1822 and died on March 10, 1913. Harriet Tubman became famous as a “conductor” on the Underground Railroad during the turbulent 1850s. Born a slave on Maryland’s eastern shore, she endured the harsh existence of a field hand, including brutality beatings.
Prudence Crandall was a remarkable woman who opened one of the first schools for African Prudence Crandall was born in Hopkinton, Rhode Island on September 3, 1803 to a Quaker family.
Olaudah Equiano was born in approximately 1745 in what is now Nigeria. He wrote an autobiography about his life, which recounts being kidnapped from Africa as a child and sold into slavery. He bought his freedom and became part of the abolition movement.
Nathanial “Nat” Turner was born in 1800 and died in 1831. He was a black American slave who led the only effective, sustained slave rebellion on August 1831.
Coffin was born in 1798 and died in 1877. When Levi Coffin moved to Newport, Indiana, in 1826, he discovered he was on a route of the Underground Railroad, by which fugitive slaves made their way from the South to Canada.