Frederick Douglass Struggle For Freedom

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II The book describes African Americans in the time period of slavery through civil war and civil rights revolution, to 1980s, after the segregation of the black race. The book mainly focus on the speech done by social activists of different time period. In addition of the reasons and different beliefs of those social activist had. Such as Frederick Douglass, who believe we can’t wait for somebody else to fight freedom for us. And Martin Luther King, Jr., who want create a world without any segregation. From the point David Walker published his appeal, the idea of equality for black race and minority had been built and shaped by them. III The book is in Chronological order, from the time period of slavery to 1980s. The book purposely set in…show more content…
Better even to die free than to live slaves"(62). Frederick Douglass and other social activists choose to stand up to “strike the blow”, as the result they succeeded and different amendments were added to change our society. Also, this speaks out the eager for freedom--there is nothing worse than being unequally treated. “That doesn’t mean we’re against white people, but we sure are against...anything that looks like against us”(132). People have different opinions and when they want to reform, there is always going to be other groups against it. This explain how did the reformers react to the other opinion, and how this going to affect people’s thinking through those kind of challenges. “To the women of the race may be attributed in large measure the refinement and purity of the colored home...Seeking no favors because of their color nor charity because of their needs they knock at the door of Justice and ask for an equal chance”(78). The book is not all about equality and freedom for man, it is also for women. All of them are seeking for a equal chance in the United…show more content…
In Frederick Douglass’s article, “Who Would be Free, Themselves Must Strike the Blow”, indicate that freedom is stand upon on people’s voice. And W.E.B. Du Bois also refers the power of people as “In the people we have the real source of...endless life and unbounded wisdom”(98). He believe we, as individuals, can change the nation. In addition, the author points out even though we beginning a new phrase for equality, we still have to keep work on it. In the last article, write in 1980s by Jesse L. Jackson, “We can seek changes though orderly election represents promise and power...Reagan Won Alabama by 17,000, with 272,000 unregistered blacks…”(176). He use numbers to prove us that the fight for equality is not the end yet. VI The book is boring to read because it missing information of the accomplishment done by those social activist and the effect of their speech. After I finished the book, I still don’t know how David Walker affect people at that time, and what are others idea about his appeal. As described before, it really gives many different views on equality and how we should fight for
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