February is Black History Month, honoring the role and contribution of blacks in U.S. history. I want to honor a hero of mine: Frederick Douglas. Douglas was an incredibly powerful and influential social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery in Maryland, he became a national leader of the abolitionist movement in Massachusetts and New York, gaining note for his dazzling oratory and incisive antislavery writings. He spoke with great conviction and once said, "I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong." The life of Frederick Douglas should inspire us all. Let us continue the fight for good, for liberty, and for equal rights for all.