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.
Renty was called “The black African” when he was alive because he was born in Congo, Africa, the Congo. Renty also read from the Bible. Renty lived on a cotton plantation in Columbia, South Carolina, that was owned by Benjamin Franklin Taylor. “Papa Renty” took the name Renty Taylor after the Civil War. It’s unknown when he died. Tamara Lanier said: “Most importantly, I want the true story of who Renty is to be told. That’s all I’ve ever asked for.” Read Renty Biography and Profile.