Frederick Douglass, the most successful runaway slave that ever was. Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey was born directly into slavery in Talbot County, Maryland to his mother, Harriet Bailey and his father, who is said to be Anthony Aaron . His birth year is thought to be around 1818 however the exact date is unknown. He later chose to celebrate his birthday on February 14th. He began his early stages of life living with his maternal grandmother, Betty Bailey, but a relatively young age, he was forced to live on a plantation with plantation owners, one of which was thought to be his father.
He was born into slavery, his mom was black but his father is known but most likely his father is his white master. His birth date is unknown but Frederick always celebrated it on February 14th. He worked with his mom until he was about ten years old. His mom had died when he was ten. He then was sent to Baltimore.
They wanted to do something to help the slaves but there was nothing to do, so they moved away to Philadelphia to live with the Quakers, a society that also believed slavery was a sin. Angelina Grimke was invited to speak against slavery in New York and that was the point in her life where she was interested in becoming an abolitionist. Sarah was there to support Angelina through everything. In 1837 Angelina and Sarah went to New York for training sessions. The sisters accomplishments and hard work came out for the best, in 1864 slavery in the U.S was banned.
Araminta Harriet Ross was born into a very difficult life. She was born somewhere between the years of 1820-1825. Historians do not know the exact date of Ross’s birth since they have little to go off of. However, they were able to find where she was born, which was in Dorchester County, Maryland. Ross was born into slavery by her mother, Harriet Green, and her father, Ben Ross.
Dr. John Hope Franklin’s inspiration to reshape America’s Racial Identity Dr. Franklin wrote the short story The Train from Hate. He expresses the memories that day. “I shall always be happy that my mother taught me that the journey to understanding and tolerance was more important that the journey to Checotah.” (Franklin 712). “I remembered that I should not waste my time or energy lamenting the inability of some members of society to take me as I was.” (Franklin 711). Finally, did Dr. Franklin’s “mother’s observation provided a sound basis for his attitude and conduct from that day to this.” (Franklin711).
Washington had on the education of blacks many blacks is something that is often lost in the many history books. Booker T. Washington was born Virginia, Washington on a farm on April 5, 1856, to Jane and Washington Ferguson. Booker T. Washington was an American educator, author, orator, advisor to two presidents of the United States and Civil Right Activist. Between 1890 and 1915, Washington was the prevailing leader in the African-American community and maybe one the most well-known African-Americans in the nineteenth century. As a young kid growing up on a Virginia farm, Washington had to attend school in the morning followed by an afternoon of hard work in a salt or coal mines in Malden when he was ten years old.
3 Before his capture, he was supposed to lead the village as chief when he became older. After being enslaved Equiano didn’t suffer in the households he was sold to; however, after boarding his first slave ship he soon learned about the harsh and cruel reality of being a slave. His last master was a lieutenant from the Royal Navy called Michael Henry Pascal and as a result it led him to sail around the world, move to England, and educated himself. 3 After becoming a free man Equiano became a Christian and follows the career as an active abolitionist that spoke out against slave-owners.
“Late he come walking and it be Nightjohn and he bringing us the way to know” (Paulsen page 92). In the novel, Nightjohn by Gary Paulsen, a slave named John decides to secretly share his knowledge of literature with others living on different plantations. After moving to a new plantation, John meets a young slave named Sarny. Sarny was uneducated but had an interest in literature. John knew that it was important to teach Sarny how to read and write so she could also teach other slaves.
Learning To Read and Write is an autobiography Written by Frederick Douglass. Douglass was born into slavery, and moved into his final master’s home when he was a young boy. From the start Douglass was giving schooling from his mistress, however this came to an abrupt ending when Douglass’ master walked into a lesson and became furious. In spite of his lessons coming to an end, Frederick Douglass was determined to learn to read and write so he could escape his life of slavery and enter a new found life of freedom. With his determination Douglass was ready to do anything to learn.
Education is an important tool that empowers people through knowledge and allowing the people to become more conscious of the world. Frederick Douglass, an American slave who bettered himself through education. Getting his first lesson from Mrs. Auld, who taught Douglass basic literary skills, then relying on white children in order to learn how to write. Through his struggles, Master Auld forbade Mrs. Auld to continue to teach Douglass how to read, claiming “If you taught that n- (speaking of myself) how to read, there would be no keeping him. It would forever unfit him to be a slave.” (Douglass 41.)
At a young age, Douglass was designated to live in the home of the plantation owners. His mother, died when he was around 10. His father is thought to be one of the slave owners’ which he lived with. Frederick Douglass was ultimately sent to the Baltimore, to the home of Hugh Auld. Hugh Auld’s wife Sophia taught Douglass the alphabet when he was around 12, in disregard to the ban of teaching slaves.
In the early 18th century the rise to abolition movement began. Frederick Douglass played a huge role in the anti slavery movement. Douglass was brought into a world of slavery in 1818. Working as slave in Baltimore, Maryland, he challenged the ban on reading and writing, learning the alphabet at the age of twelve. When his master forbade his lessons, he turned to the white children