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Argumentative Essay On Frederick Douglass

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Steven Wu Mr. Chu US history December 7, 2015 Frederick Douglass "Right is of no Sex – Truth is of no Color – God is the Father of us all, and we are all brethren." This is Frederick Douglass’s motto, and what he believes. This text states a changing of era and the problem that the 19th century American was facing; human right, slavery and women right. During this time, American society was full of contradiction, which liberty is not use in every kind of people, so reformers and their thoughts had raise one after another. Douglass is one of the reformers during this time; he is an orator, writer, abolitionist, and politician, also the leader of American abolitionist movement in 19th century. He is a gigantic person with a great influence…show more content…
Soon, this abolitionist newspaper had become very famous. Douglass educated, given knowledge, and raise the consciousness to the Northern blacks through the newspaper, also promote the majority of development of the antislavery movement. Besides being an abolitionist, Douglass also supports in equal women rights. In 1848, the speech in New York was the first time he talks about women’s rights; “In respect to political rights, we hold woman to be justly entitled to all we claim for man. We go farther, and express our conviction that all political rights which it is expedient for man to exercise, it is equally so for women. All that distinguishes man as an intelligent and accountable being, is equally true of woman…Our doctrine is, that “Right is of no sex.” Later this causes a huge support from the Northern women. Douglass is not only a prominent politician and African American leader, but also an illustrious writer. Douglass’s outstanding contribution to African American literature, the first three autobiographies is the African American literature’s groundbreaking work; 1845 autobiography, “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave”, “My Bondage and My Freedom” in 1855, and “Life and Times of Frederick Douglass” in 1881. In his writing, he strongly criticizes slavery and racism, which significantly contributed the spread of abolitionist and antiracist movement in American and
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