This stamp commemorates Frederick Douglass. Douglass was
born 1817 in Maryland, and died in 1895. In 1847 Douglass
started a newspaper called the North Star. He was later
named the United State marshall in Washington. He was also
appointed America's minister to Haitti in 1889.
Douglass was a well known leader that he convince
President Lincoln to accept black soldiers into the
Union Army. People are impressed and moved by Frederick