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Frederick Douglass

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brooke minchey

on 6 November 2017

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Transcript of Frederick Douglass

“My long crushed spirit rose, cowardice departed, bold defiance took its place; and now I resolved that, however long I might remain as slave in form, the day had passed forever when I could be a slave in fact.” -fred

This quote is how Frederick felt after he lashed out against Edward covey, a slave breaker.
Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey was born in 1818 on the Eastern shore of Maryland.
His mother died when he was a young child then sent to live with his grandmother. He never discovered his father's identity.
Frederick was sent to many different plantations because of his misbehavior.
He endured many beatings
in 1845,
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave,
is the best known work by Douglass.
My Bondage and My Freedom
in 1855 and
Life and Times of Frederick Douglass
in 1881 were also popular autobiographies.
On December 3, 1847, Douglass established the antislavery newspaper
The North Star
. It developed into the most influential African American antislavery publication of the time.
He furthered the advancement of several causes including women's rights, right for African Americans to vote, and education for African Americans.
Fun Facts:
Frederick married Anna Murray. They took the surname Douglass, after a character in the poem The Lady of the Lake by Sir Walter Scott.
The couple had five children.
in 1884, Frederick married Helen Pitts, who was a white female rights activist.
He gained legal freedom due to his British supporters
He was the first black U.S. Marshall
He was the first African American to be nominated for vice president
On February 20, 1895, Douglass died of a heart attack
He was for women rights
Becoming a Free Man
In September of 1838 Frederick escaped from his bondage of slavery and arrived in the free state of New York after a tense twenty-four hour journey by train and boat.
Newly wedded couple Anna Murray and Frederick Douglass settled down in New Bedford, Massachusetts.
In 1841 Frederick attended an American Anti-Slavery Society meeting. William Coffin approached Frederick and asked if he would speak about his years of being a slave, Frederick accepted this request. After his speech, the crowd went wild with applause and shock. Frederick then went around the country speaking to thousands of people, influencing people to change their beliefs on slavery and how it is wrong.
By: Brooke Minchey
Frederick Douglass
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