This impacted the slave communities culture by changing their cultural constructs. "Africans and Indians fought with each other, claimed to be each other, and allied together for common goals" (Document 9) This document proves that trans-Atlantic slave trade inflicted a new culture upon African slaves, also know as the maroon community. The maroon community was made up of ex-slaves or runaways. By being apart of this community, it gave them a new outlook on them being away from their previous home. Although it was not an ideal situation to be in, it was much better than being a plantation slave.
He was an advocate for human rights and the anti-slavery movement. He not only a strong supporter black's rights, but also of the rights of immigrants, women, and Native Americans. Douglass was born into slavery in Maryland as Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey. His mother was a slave and his father was most likely his white owner. He escaped slavery when he was 20 years old and chanced his name to Douglass.
The Voodoo belief started within the African culture and was used to help keep faith as many were taken as slaves by the Europeans. As they traveled and worked at many sugar cane fields, many Africans were subjected under the French and there, the Voodoo religion seemed to grow into the New World. The poster has multiple photos that show the different rituals West Africans performed and explains the key components of their practice. Using visuals and providing a small explanation of the important factors that go with the Voodoo religion is a necessary aspect in order to engage the students. The photos display the acts of Voodoo from the start of the 1800s to people still practicing this religion in current day.
In the “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass” he foreshadows his experience as a slave, and explains some of the most dehumanizing experiences, from blood bashed beatings to intense emotional trauma. To illustrate, Douglas’s point of
Equiano’s narrative not only opens doors to ending slavery, but gives us some clear insight about the many struggles the slaves endure. “Equaino Olaudah was born in the mid-1700s, in the tribe of Ibo in the village of Essaka (Benin) from the kingdom of Benin which is southeastern Nigeria, West Africa”. According to the author, “Equiano was captured by black slave raider at age 11or 12, then he and his sister were kidnapped. After he and his sister were kidnapped, they were separated, he spent months in the administration of a dark ruler, whose treatment of him was mellow compared and the ruthlessness of the British slave merchants to whom he was sold before long. “He was taken to Barbados in West Indies by the slave merchants, however, he was not sold there, the traders took him to America, he was bought by a Virginia plantation owner in America”.
Whereas The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavas Vassa, the African, written by Himself is the tale of an African slave, captured at an early age by British slavers. Equiano like Frederick Douglass had to undergo and suffer discrimination and racial stereotyping. Both of these stories show how a person can find ways to cope against overwhelming odds. They present the idea that an individual can rise above seeming adverse situations. In the cases of Frederick Douglass and Olaudah Equiano, they use education to escape hardships and progress to brighter
Both of these great men had a huge impact on America. Frederick Douglas was a runaway slave who had seen and experienced horrible things while in slavery. He worked hard to attain rights for African-Americans. Booker T. Washington had been a slave, but was freed at a very young age. He believed that the best way to help African-Americans was by educating them.
The abolitionist John Brown had a very important role in the freedom of slaves and the beginning of the Civil War. One of his many famous quotes, from David S. Reynold's John Brown: Abolitionist, stated his belief: "Whoso stoppeth his ear at the cry of the poor, he shall cry himself, but shall not be heard." (page 50) Also, our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln, was one of the main reasons slavery was abolished. The history of slavery includes the treatment and conditions of slaves, the purpose of slavery, and the outcome of slavery. The treatment of slaves was based on which owner possessed them.
The Fight Against Slavery In the 1830’s the abolitionism movement burst on the national scene. Among the people who participated in this movements were William Lloyd Garrison and Julia Maria Child. William Lloyd Garrison was a prominent voice of the American Anti-Slavery Society, Garrison vigorously fought slavery with words. Child an already well-known writer, first published the book An Appeal in Favor of that Class of Americans called Africans in 1833, the book strove to informed readers of what slavery really was and what should be done about it. Garrison and Child were after the same goal, the abolition of slavery.
The Dred Scott Decision is one of the many examples that brought awareness to the issue of African American rights. Dred Scott became a very important individual in the movement as he attempted to sue for his freedom. His ‘master’ (as much as it pains me to say that word in terms of a human owning another human) had brought him to live in a free territory before returning with him later to Missouri, a slave territory. Scott, along with the help and support of several abolitionists, sued to end his slavery. They set their case under the terms that because Scott had spent time in a free territory he should therefore be deemed free.
“I didn 't know I was a slave until I found out I couldn 't do the things I wanted”, said Frederick Douglass. "Frederick Douglass was an African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. He became a national leader of the abolitionist movement (Abolitionism is a movement to end slavery) from Massachusetts to New York." As a leader of the abolitionist movement, Douglass played an important role to end slavery and started to establish African-American rights through his actions and efforts as a lecturer, author, and
He spoke impromptly in many places, but his most famous speech that helped to kick start his role in the anti-slavery movement, was in Nantucket where he told the story of his life as a slave. This speech was so moving that one of the attendees, Lloyd Garrison, asked him to become a public speaker for the American Anti-Slavery Society. Shortly after he joined the American Anti-Slavery Society, Douglass published his first autobiography entitled, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave. During this time, he was also writing for many different newspapers, such as North Star, Fredrick Douglass’ Paper, and Douglass’ Monthly. Fredrick was a very strong advocate for the freedom of slaves and worked very closely with President Lincoln to help fight for freedom.
The creation of the emancipation proclamation and reconstruction period offered hope to those who were once slaves. Essentially, the end of this treatment led to the loss of a strong capital for plantation owners. Reconstruction became a mission for white southerners to redeem the south and the beginning of a new labor force (Jelks). Post emancipation gave ‘freed’ people false hope and made them fight with strength to make their imprint on the world. James Brown, the King of Soul, went through life experiencing criminalization, labor, self-help, religion, politics and fear similar to that of his ‘freed’ counterparts.
Going into this text I wanted to look deeper into not just how slaves are treated, but the whole slave culture and how other factors play a role in slavery like religion, values, morals, and relationships. I feel as if Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup gives us different outlooks and approaches to slavery. Northup describes his days as a slave and his relationship
In Slavery and the Making of America, James Oliver Horton and Lois E. Horton presented America’s slave-driven history through a series of stories that portrayed the inhumane acts that slaves suffered through. Together, the husband and wife have extensive knowledge in American studies as well as history. In fact, James Horton is considered one of the most important contemporary African-American historians. He is the current Benjamin Banneker Professor of American Studies and History as well as the director of the African American Communities Project at the National Museum of American History in the Smithsonian Institution. Along with his teaching profession, Horton was a historical consultant on various film and video productions on programs like ABC, PBS, the Discovery Channel, and the History Channel.