Although Frederick Douglas did not go to school, he could stand amongst a crowd of geniuses you blend in perfectly. His mind was brilliant, and many marveled at the fact that he was a slave and he was so intelligent. Therefore, he wrote “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas an American Slave Written by Himself” to prove his identity while shedding light upon his memories as a slave. Frederick was born in Talbot county, Maryland to Harriet Bailey, a black woman. It’s know only through speculation that his father was his white master or just a white man. This is how he identified himself as a mulatto. Frederick’s recollection of his African American mother is rather vague due to him being taken away from her as a child, which was a commonly practiced custom. Douglas feels as though they were being prepped for slavery mentally from a young child. The slave owner stripping them of their mother’s served of no purpose, but to take the one person that would naturally nurture, care, and watch after them. After been taken away from his biological mother he went to stay with his grandmother Bailey for 5 and a half years. While he was in her care, his mother would travel by foot at night because she had to be in the fields by sunset. When she did make these seldom visits, very little communication took place. She’d lie down with him and by the time he was awake, she was already on her way back to the plantation. Frederick’s first master was Anthony. He was
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Ms. Jordan Von Cannon
19 June 2012
In Frederick Douglas’s opening statement he states “Fellow citizens, pardon me, and allow me to ask, why am I called upon to speak here today? What have I or those who I represent to do with your national independence?”
He asks these questions because celebrating the fourth of July was mainly for whites. Blacks, although they lived in the United States, were not free. Most African Americans were still…
Frederick Douglas thought a person should never depend on another man power for their benefit standing. Any person is capable of learning from themselves and use their knowledge, power, education and position to fulfill their goal in life and not somebody else achievements. This is including a person found in any field. For example, college students, factory workers, professors, plowmen. These self-made men are men from any race from Caucasian, Indian, Angle-Saxon or Angle African. And they should…
The Narrative of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave, by Frederick Douglass
Like many slaves, it is unsure about Frederick Douglass’s exact birthdate. “By far the larger part of the slaves know as little of their ages as horses know of theirs, and it is the wish of most masters within my knowledge to keep their slaves thus ignorant. I do not remember to have ever met a slave who could tell of his birthday (Douglass, 1).” This was one of the ways that the slave owners mentally suppressed their…
April 20th, 2015
History 121 Dr. Kirn
Frederick Douglas: The Hardships and Elations of Gaining Freedom
Frederick Douglass, born into a life of bondage, wrote an inspiring autobiography about his life as a slave until his freedom at last. Douglass begins his narrative by explaining how he doesn’t know his age, birthday, or his father and spent little time with his mother. It was common in that part of Maryland which Douglass was living, mothers and their babies were separated at…
Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglas were both very good heroes because they were sacrificial. In the book, it says that Frederick Douglas was sacrificing for liberty. “I felt assured that if I failed in this attempt, my case would be a hopeless one…” he is saying that if he fails to save his country from slavery, our country wouldn’t last long. Also like Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln was called a hero because he fought for his country, even for the cost of his life. “Walk the deck my captain…
beautiful stately life - size bronze statue of one of its native sons, the Honorable Frederick Douglass. The life – like statue pays tribute and honor to this great African – American hero who began his humble beginnings here in Talbot County in a small community called Tuckahoe where he was born a slave.
The statue was commissioned by the generous contributions provided by the many benefactors of the Frederick Douglass Honor Society to be dedicated in Douglass’s birthplace, where he experienced…
Life of Frederick Douglass: Motivation for Liberation
One of the most well known activists of the civil rights movement whom altered our nation’s views on slavery was the eminent Frederick Douglass. With his writing of the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, it depicts the inhumane lifestyle that he was born into; slavery. With the many slaveholders Douglass has been acquainted to, he experienced what it was like to be a slave and how laborious it was to live in the critical conditions…
sacrifice their own benefits when others are in a perilous situation, and are not ignorant, but aware of the circumstances around them.
Heroism means persevering in any crisis, even though the public and their opinions are against you. For instance, Frederick…
---limited military experience
---studied military strategy and tactics and took an active role with his generals, visiting the army of the Potomac
--- issue the Emancipation Proclamation
---taught himself to read and write as a boy
---autobiography, "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass," earned widespread recognition.
---started his own abolitionist newspaper, The North Star
---Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation officially authorized the use of…
The author of the book: Narrative of Frederick Douglas is Frederick Douglas Himself. This is a story written about his personal experience in life as a slave from his childhood until he escaped and also the experiences of other slaves. His purpose for writing this book was to show and help others perceive what life was like as a black slave and to understand everything slaves had to endure before the abolition of slavery. In this book he goes to explain the harsh living conditions in which they had…