Frederick Douglass

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Discipline:
Language Arts
Subject:
Literature
Grade:
11

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Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass was born

Accomplishments

1818 - Birth1841 - First speech about slavery1845 - Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave1847 - The North Star newspaper1855 - My Bondage and My Freedom1882 - Life and Times of Frederick Douglass1895 - Death because of fatal heart attack. (age 77)

Frederick Douglass was an escaped slave, so he knew very well the rigors of slavery.He later went on to give his first speech in 1841 as an abolitionist in an anti-slavery meeting in Massachusetts. This was his official induction into the political realm of the era.Douglass also stood for education, as he believed that African-Americans had a responsibility to educate themselves. Therefore, they would fit into the society at that time.Federick was often called "The Father of The Civil Rights Movement." This was due to his coverage in every aspect of society as a trendsetter.

Lasting Impact

Many people followed in Douglass's footsteps in an interest to abolish slavery.

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Frederick Douglass

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http://www.biography.com/people/frederick-douglass-9278324/videos/frederick-douglass-mini-biography-2078942083

Douglass, Frederick. Blight, David. "My Bondage and My Freedom." Yale University. Photograph. Book Depository.co.uk, Web. 2014.Thomas, Sandra. "Federick Douglass A Biography of the life of Frederick Douglass." Photograph. Federick Douglass Family Initiatives, Web. 2007-2013.


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