“When did Frederick Douglass escape from slavery? The Maryland-born slave (c. 1817-82) escaped in 1838 and traveled to Massachusetts. He published his Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass in 1845.”
Excerpted from: Corey, Melinda, and George Ochoa. Literature: The New York Public Library Book of Answers. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1993.