He soon became one of the first black leaders in the 18th century. He decided to attack slavery and suffrage. His brilliance and determination of shaping America became a inspiration to many more Americans. He became a public speaker for Anti Slavery and started shaping America into a place of equal rights for black and women. He was in the society of abolitionist as a speaker and leader for 3 years until going to the civil war.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton also played an important role in women’s rights. Elizabeth was born November 12th, 1815. Her father was a judge and lawyer, and after she returned from the Troy Female Seminary in New York in 1833, she spent time in his office and watched how he dealt with cases. Seeing women suffrage and discrimination, she wanted to change laws. She became involved with the antislavery movement.
It’s important to remember our history as American women. The Women’s Reform Movement was crucial in the U.S. because it was a precursor to women being able to vote. Some of the key leaders were Susan B Anthony, Anna Howard Shaw, Carrie Chapman Catt, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Lucy Stone. They used various strategies such as lectures, pamphlets, lobbying for better education, women’s labor unions, speeches, and conventions. Speeches, particularly the one made by Susan B. Anthony, were influential in affecting the way people viewed the rights of women.
Actually, in 1853, Jacobs has begun to write her life story in the form of letters until she has been able, with the help of her antislavery friends, to publish her Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl in 1860. By this novel, Jacobs has become the first woman to write a slave narrative in which she addresses the white women of the North to sympathize with slave mothers of the South. Finally, Jacobs died in Washington on March 7, 1897. Harriet Jacobs opens her novel with an introduction in which she clarifies her aim why she has written this autobiography by stating “I do earnestly desire to arouse the women of the North to a realizing sense of the condition of two millions of women at the South, still in bondage, suffering what I suffered, and most of them far worse”. Jacobs uses the pseudonym Linda Brent to narrate her story as well as giving all the characters names rather than their real names.
Then attended Mount Holyoke College. She received her BA in 1902 and joined the Nationals’ Consumers League. Which is an organization that worked to abolish child labor and the sweatshop system. She was unable to hold her dream job in New York as a family visitor with the Charity Organization Society in New York City. Therefore, she taught at an all girls’ school in New England.
Harriet Tubman was a Civil War nurse, an Abolitionist, Advocate of Women’s Suffrage Movement, Civil Rights activist, Prominent figure in the Underground Railroad, and the first women in America to conduct an armed military raid (Accomplishments”). Harriet Tubman was free for 12 years, in those 12 years Harriet helped turn the Underground Railroad into one of the most important aspects of abolitionism and Harriet became one of the most active Figures in the movement (“Harriet Tubman Summary”). “Harriet Tubman helped shelter the poor and the elderly on the farm in Auburn though she herself struggled financially” (“Harriet Tubman Summary”). Harriet being a Conductor, she guided many slaves to freedom in her lifetime. Harriet, being raised as a slave and being black hasn’t stopped her from achieving these
After years of preaching, Lucretia’s focus turned from being a Quaker minister to being an abolitionist activist. “In 1833, Mott, along with Mary Ann M’Clintock and nearly 30 other female abolitionists, organized the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society.” (NPS Lucretia Mott nps.gov). The Philadelphia Females Anti- Slavery Society quickly became a significant group composed of white and black women who were progressive thinkers. Outside of their meetings, in which everyone was treated equally, there would often be mobs protesting. However, those actions did not hinder their activism.
Sojourner Truth, born Isabella Van Wagener, was one of the most famous female African-American abolitionists of the nineteenth century. Born into slavery, Truth was set free in 1827 and took the name Sojourner Truth in 1843. She became an evangelist and a moving public speaker, despite the fact that she remained illiterate throughout her life. Truth was introduced to the abolitionist movement upon joining a utopian community in Massachusetts, and spoke at anti slavery rallies and conventions throughout the Midwest in the 1850s. She supported herself by selling copies of her life story, The Narrative of Sojourner Truth.
I urge everyone and anyone to read this novel despite the fact that it was abolished before our time; it gives a real insight into all aspects of slavery. If you want a heart wrenching book that speak on slaves wanting to be free and saying such as " 'We don 't own your laws; we don 't own your country; we stand here as free, under God 's sky, as you are; and, by the great God that made us, we 'll fight for our liberty till we die. '" Chapter 17, pg. 194. The book also explores one of the greatest evils of humanity, whilst still retaining a small piece of
As a representative of slavery, Frederick Douglass in the speech, What To The American Slave Is Your 4th Of July?, denounces America’s disposition towards slavery, noting its emergence into a flagrantly hypocritical state. Douglass supports his denouncement by arguing that, to the African American slave, whether freed or not, the Fourth of July is merely reminiscent of the blatant injustice and cruelty they stand subject to every day. The author’s purpose is to declare that slaves are men as well, in order to slander the nation’s misconduct and unveil the great sin and shame of America: slavery. Douglass’s formal writing style addresses his audience of Americans who observe the holiday, as well as others interested in the topic of slavery and deception ー where America reigns. Within the introductory paragraph, Douglass relates that rather than express his gratitude for the abolishment of slavery, he leans to persuade and urge his audience to fight for the extension of the liberties described in the Declaration of Independence to all Americans.