The National Park Service has an interesting online tour of Frederick Douglass’ home. See here: Tour his rooms
Born a slave, Frederick Douglass escaped to New York and began a life fighting for freedom for blacks and women alike.
Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey was born a slave in February 1818 on Holmes Hill Farm, near the town of Easton on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. After escaping slavery and relocating to New York, Frederick decided to change his name so as to make it more difficult for slave catchers to trace him. HIs friend Nathan Johnson was at the time reading The Lady of the Lake, a novel by Scottish author Sir Walter Scott, and he suggested that Frederick name himself after a character in the book. Frederick Baily thus became Frederick Douglass.