Compare And Contrast Frederick Douglass And Harriet Tubman

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From the 1600s to the 1800s a lot of African Americans were involved with the issue of slavery. During that time there were many rebellions for them to get their rights back. The important actions that leading figures such as Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Nat Turner, during that crucial period, helped many African Americans towards freedom. Harriet Tubman,an escaped slave, became an Abolitionist helping other enslaved blacks, putting her own life at risk. She led hundreds of enslaved people to freedom along the route of the Underground Railroad. After the Civil War she established her own home for the aged where she would help slaves and the elderly. If you were an enslaved person and you would like to escape, someone would sing ‘Swing Low Sweet Chariot' as a signal and you would be smuggled that night to different safe houses until you reached the North or Canada where you would achieve your freedom. …show more content…

He got the chance to escape at 20 years old and he became a “world-renowned anti-slavery activist”. For 16 years he edited an influential black newspaper and achieved international fame as an inspiring and persuasive speaker and writer. His autobiographies are considered important works. Giving many speeches and influential writings he became an inspiring and persuasive speaker and writer. He made slavery and racism a crime, provided an powerful voice of hope for his people, embraced antislavery politics and preached his own brand of American ideals. After he published his autobiography. Douglass went on a two-year speaking tour of Great Britain and Ireland in order to avoid recapture by his former owner, whose name and location Douglass had mentioned in the

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