Wednesday, September 03, 2008
Free to be
Frederick Douglass (born Frederick Bailey), the son of a black mother and an unidentified white father, was born into slavery on a plantation in Tuckahoe, Maryland in the early 1800s. On September 3, 1838, this abolitionist, journalist, author, and human rights advocate made his dramatic escape from slavery, traveling north by train and boat, from Baltimore, through Delaware to Philadelphia. That same night he took a train to New York, where he arrived the following morning. Douglas was of course not the only slave to ever escape, but on this day we can especially remember his life and the model that is serves for all of us. May we never be slaves to anything or to anyone. God created us all to be FREE!