Frederick Douglass, abolitionist adopted birthday because his mother referred to him as my “little valentine”

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Langston Hughes, African-American poet, is born

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Sojourner Truth delivers her “Ain’t I a Woman?” speech at Akron Ohio Women's Convention

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William Lloyd Garrison founds abolitionist newspaper, The Liberator

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Phillis Wheatley, first Black American poet, born

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Edison gives first public demonstration of incandescent lamp

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Abigail Adams, 2nd first lady (1797–1801), is born

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Edison makes first sound recording on phonograph

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Frederick Douglass, Martin R. Delaney begin anti-slavery paper “The North Star”

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American poet Walt Whitman born

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