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.
Sojourner Truth was born Isabella Baumfree (also known as “Belle”) in Swaterkill, New York. Her exact date of birth could is unknown because children born into slavery did not have their birth date recorded. Sojourner’s parents were both slaves. Her father, James Baumfree, was captured in the African country Ghana, and her mother, Elizabeth was born to slaves in a country in West Africa known as Guinea (CAAM).
A majority of those who were in slavery were there by force or birth. Many believe that slavery was only in America, and the only slaves were Africans, but this is false thinking. Slavery has occurred within every nation and every race has been a slave at one time. Booker T. Washington gives the best
At the age of 9, Baumfree was sold at an auction to John Neely. She was sold twice more with the next two years, her final destination was residing under the owner John Dumont. It was during these years that Baumfree learned to speak English for the first time, her original language was Dutch. As she grew and worked, she birthed 5 children with two different slaves, the latter she married. It was recorded that John Dumont promised to emancipate Baumfree in late 1826, however he did not follow through on his promise.
Extraordinary Women in a Foreign Land In the 17 and 18th centuries, Slavery was enacted upon, African’s were kidnapped and forced to work for the white man. Slavery in America began in 1619 when 20 captive Africans were sold off as slaves in Jamestown Virginia. King George legalized slavery in 1641 “which would divide the nation” Black slaves became “chattel personal property that could be owned for life.” (Slavery) Phillis Wheatley was purchased as a slave girl off a ship.
The Underground Railroad Harriet Tubman was considered to be the “conductor of the Underground Railroad.” Harriet Tubman was born into slavery in 1819 or 1822, in Dorchester County, Maryland. “Her Birth date is unknown as paper records of slaves’ births were not kept at the time. Araminta Ross also known as Harriet Tubman changed her name to Harriet, after her mother and adopted her last name from her husband.
Harriet Tubman's third greatest is before the war she helped african americans get away with the help of the underground railroad. In the month of december, in the year of 1850 she picked up three people and took them from Near Baltimore, Md. to Philadelphia(Doc B). Brought slaves to freedom despite her personal risks of being captured. In the fall of 1851, she took 11 African American fugitives from Dorchester, Md. and helped them get to Canada West or Ontario(Doc B). This is important but it is not the most important thing that she did as it did not help as many people.
Pocahontas, his daughter was his favorite soul and even other English colonists saw how he favored her. Pocahontas was named after her mother, who died while giving birth to her. He valued his little girl because of how she passed when giving birth to her, he thought that since he lost everything basically whenever she was born he had to love his daughter more than anything. Pocahontas played a grand role in history by meeting John Smith. John was captured by the Powhatan Indians because of him crossing into their territory.
In his book "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass,” Frederick explains that he only saw his mother like four or five times a day. Unfortunately, Harriet Bailey died in 1825. By then, Frederick was left alone, but then his grandmother took him in. Because Betsy Bailey was a slave, all his children’s were counted as slaves too. This is where his first education disciplines came, both subtle and brutal, came later, when he was brought as a little kid to Wye
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.
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. To sum it up, Frederick Douglass had a hard complicated childhood.
Charleston, South Carolina was once the center of the slave trade in the thirteen colonies. Slave auctions were held on the the street almost everyday in Charleston, South Carolina. Priscilla was bought at one of these auctions by a rice planter named Elias Ball. She arrived there in July, 1756, she was ten. She came as an orphan, no family, no home.
“Yes, she was but she was something more.” My brother mentioned my grandpa to start the story, and then it began. “ Going way back, to 1797 in New York where Sojourner Truth was born. However unlike people today, she was born as a slave; a status that would tie her down. I’m sure you kids know lots about slavery and abolitionists, but Sojourner Truth was unlike any other.
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.