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Frederick Douglass and the Life of a Slave Breaker

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Sydney Fredrick

on 8 December 2015

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Transcript of Frederick Douglass and the Life of a Slave Breaker

Frederick Douglass and the Life of a Slave Breaker
Became leader of abolitionist movement.
Living counter example of slave-holders arguments.
Wrote several autobiographies
Mr. Covey
The Slave Breaker
A poor farmer.
Acquired a high reputation for breaking slaves.
He was fierce, unreasonable, and cruel.
The Life of a Slave Breaker
Mr. Covey gave Frederick a team of unbroken oxen.
Mr. Covey was one of a few that would work with his hands.
"Mr. Covey's forte consisted in his power to deceive. His life was devoted to planning and perpetrating the grossest deceptions." - Frederick Douglass
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave
My Bondage and My Freedom
Life and Times of Frederick Douglass
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By Sydney Fredrick and Kennedy McKern
Frederick Douglass
Life as a Slave
Women's Rights
Fight for Emancipation and Suffrage
"I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong." ~Frederick Douglass
Douglass' date of birth was unknown.
At age 10 or 11 he lived with Master Thomas Auld.
Was sent to Mr. Covey to be broken.
Supported women’s rights activists in their crusade for woman suffrage.
Only African American to attend the Seneca Falls Convention.
Disagreed with attaching women's suffrage with that of black men.
“Right is of no sex, truth is of no color,”
~Frederick Douglass
“We are all liberated by this proclamation. Everybody is liberated. The white man is liberated, the black man is liberated, the brave men now fighting the battles of their country against rebels and traitors are now liberated… I congratulate you upon this amazing change—the amazing approximation toward the sacred truth of human liberty.” ~Frederick Douglass
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