Frederick Douglass was born around 14 February 1818 into slavery in Talbot County, Maryland. In 1881, Douglass published Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, which he revised in 1892. He taught other slaves on the plantation to read the New Testament at a weekly church service. Frederick Douglass married Anna Murray and they had five children. Frederick Douglass became the first African American nominated for vice president of the United States. Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey biography and profile.
Toni Morrison, Writer, Editor, Literary Critic, Playwright, born Chloe Anthony Wofford, on February 18, 1931 in Lorain (Ohio), the second of four children in a black working-class family. Displayed an early interest in literature. Toni Morrison is a Nobel Prize- and Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist. Among her best known novels are ‘The Bluest Eye,’ ‘Song of Solomon,’ ‘Beloved’ and ‘A Mercy.’ Read Chloe Anthony Wofford Biography and Profile.