Frederick Douglass: The Most Influential African-American Slave

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Frederick Douglass was the most influential African American, he changed the views of slavery and also managed to publish a book called Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave. He was born into slavery in February 1818, and his real date of birth is unknown He helped with women’s suffrage. Frederick Douglass is revolutionary because he was able to escape slavery, learn how to read and stand up to his slave owners.
Frederick was treated very poorly by some of his slave owners, they never gave him and other slaves enough food and they would make them work long hours He was sent to Covey because Covey was supposed to break him. Slaves were sent to Convey just so he could break them, make them strong. Frederick stated “The fear of Covey was the turning point of my life”. (Frederick Douglass Biography) This statement shows that Fedrick went through a lot and he took so much that he finally stood up for himself. Frederick was separated from his family right when he became a slave, they believed that his father was a white man and his mom was sent to another family “Frederick was allowed to go to his mother’s burial” (Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave) Frederick did not cry at his mother’s funeral just because he did not really know …show more content…

He would also trace in the children's creative writing books right after they threw the books away. Hugh’s wife Sophia taught Frederick the alphabet and when her husband found out and he told her to stop because she would get in trouble for teaching a slave how to read. “Douglass is astounded by the strange kindness of his new mistress Sophia.” (Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave) Frederick Douglass was dedicated to learn how to read and this works out for him because it helps him escape and become a really smart

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