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Transcript of Frederick Douglass
from his parents.
At an early age Douglass was placed
in the hands of his grandmother
In 1826 he was sent to live with the
Hugh Auld family in Baltimore, MD Frederick Douglass By: Michael, Josh, Colleen Life As An Author Immediately after his arrival in New York, he married a free African American woman he had met in 1837 in Baltimore and who came to New York with him, Anna Murray.
As a slave, he would not have been permitted to marry without his master’s consent. Title of book: Narrative of the life of Federick Douglass The mayor ordered 2000 copies instantly The first books were handed out to fourth-grade student council, members who found the book empowering and influence At the age of 15 Douglass became a field hand, and experienced most of the horrifying conditions that plagued slaves. As a slave he continued too secretly teach himself how to read and write.
Douglass is noted for his statement "knowledge is the pathway from slavery to freedom" After Escape When a slave Douglass in 1833 was sent to St. Michaels, Maryland, where he worked for his master Thomas Auld. While in Maryland Douglass tries to teach other slaves to read until Auld discovers it and stops him. Impact on Education In 1845 he begins to tour Great Britain and Ireland, lecturing on slavery with abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison. Becomes hired as a speaker by the
Anti-Slave Convention, lead by famous
American abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison. Involvement in Public Speaking Influence As A Leader “On September 3, 1838, Douglass successfully escaped by boarding a train to Havre de Grace, Maryland. He was dressed in a sailor's uniform.
He crossed the Susquehanna River by ferry at Havre de Grace, then continued by train to Wilmington, Delaware.
From there he went by steamboat to "Quaker City" (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) and continued to the safe house of abolitionist David Ruggles in New York; the whole journey took less than 24 hours” The Escape (Anna Murray) In 1827 Douglass asks Sophia Auld to teach him to read and write. The lessons stop when Fredrick's Master, Hugh Auld feels that learning makes slaves "disconnected and rebellious" Fredrick Douglass was an important leader. It is the job of teachers to be leaders for their students.
Fredrick Douglass was an abolitionist and lead many slaves to pursue freedom.
He was driven from an early age to become educated.
He worked with a few others but mostly on his own he learned basic reading and writing. 1818-1895 Douglass is a role model and mentor for current teachers, specifically African American teachers, for his role in making education an important part in an individuals life. “Without a struggle, there can be
no progress.” -Frederick Douglass "Biography of Frederick Douglass-Champion of Civil and Women's Rights." Biography of Frederick Douglass-Champion of Civil and Women's Rights. Fremarjo Enterprises, Inc., 1997-2011. Web. 14 Oct. 2012. <http://www.frederickdouglass.org/douglass_bio.html>. "Frederick Douglass Timeline." Frederick Douglass Timeline. Library Of Congress, 25 Aug. 2004. Web. 8 Oct. 2012. <http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/doughtml/timeline.html>.
Douglass, Frederick. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave. New York: W.W. Norton &, 1997. Print. America the Story of Us: Frederick Douglass. History Channel, 07 May 2010. Web. 14 Oct. 2012. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7j0jvj4e4XU>. Works Cited Outspoken advocate for women's rights. Wrote 2 other auto-biographies, and was the publisher of the North Star (William Lloyd Garrison) Douglass died on February 20th, 1895