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Frederick Douglass 'Black O' Connell And Little Giant

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Possibly the most famous abolitionist in American history, Frederick Douglass, also known as "Black O' Connell and "Little Giant," was born on February 1818 in Maryland (the exact date is unknown). His mother, Harriet Bailey, died when he was 10, and his father was never known (only that he was white). Born into slavery, Douglass worked every day under his owner, Captain Aaron Anthony. Captain Anthony was not specifically cruel to his slaves, nor was he wealthy, but he did not care for them or take action when someone was being cruel. He got the name 'Captain' because he once piloted ships as a career up the Chesapeake Bay. After eight years of confined working since birth, Anthony died and he was sent to Baltimore. His new owner, Hugh Auld,

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