On this day, 3 September 1838: Frederick Bailey escaped from slavery…

 

On this day, 3 September 1838: Frederick Bailey escaped from slavery in Maryland & began his transformation into Frederick Douglass.
Know That.
“My free life began on the third of September, 1838. On the morning of the fourth of that month, after an anxious and most perilous but safe journey, I found myself in the big city of New York, a a free man – one more added to the mighty throng which, like the confused waves of the troubled sea, surged to and fro between the lofty walls of Broadway,” -Fredrick Douglass