Frederick Douglass Struggles

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“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men” –Frederick Douglass. I believe that Frederick Douglass put his life as a slave into words that inspired people all around the world. His Autobiographies explained the heartaches of a slave that he was forced to live through for half of his life. Although most people believe in equality today Frederick Douglass didn’t have that right, people took that from him. Douglass was a kind and determined man and didn’t give up until the right result came around. He was not afraid to get his hands dirty in the process either.
Douglass was born February 1818 (Bodden 13). There is not an exact date on his birth, because he was separated from his family at a young age (“Encyclopedia” 1).
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After Douglass published his Autobiography ‘Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave’ he had to escape to Great Britain, leaving his family behind in fear of being recaptured until 1847 when he became a free man with help from British supporters (Bodden 16-17). If he wouldn’t have sailed to Britain and gained support from British followers he would have risked being captured by white men and put back into slavery, so he had to leave everything behind. Despite all of this his sacrifice helped us learn more about slavery and what they went through.
Frederick Douglass worked hard to free slaves, and even endangered himself a few times in the process. Douglass lived a long life and accomplished many things but the biggest accomplishment was freedom. His body was free, but his spirit never quite was because of the racists, intolerant, narrow-minded people out there taking away his rights. As Douglass once said “If there is no struggle, there is no progress”. I believe this quote explains so much of what he believes in and how hard he is willing to fight for it because he never gave in to the
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