Booker T. Washington was a slave who was freed after the Civil Was; he spent his life bettering his race by educating African-Americans. Both of these great men had a huge impact on America. Frederick Douglas was a runaway slave who had seen and experienced horrible things while in slavery. He worked hard to attain rights for African-Americans. Booker T. Washington had been a slave, but was freed at a very young age.
In Conclusion, harriet Tubman was an influential abolitionist leading many to freedom and saving lives for both slaves and soldiers. She was a slave, led slaves to freedom, was in the Underground railroad, worked in the Civil War and can be compared to Nat Turner. Harriet changed the way people saw african americans. That is very important today with not only african americans but with all races and how they are treated in society
The ultimate goal between Harriet Tubman and Beowulf was to save a group of people however, they both were fighting for different versions of freedom. Harriet Tubman was guiding runaway slaves to the northern states to set them free from harsh working conditions and abuse from their owners. Her goal was to make an impact in the lives of all African American slaves and their families. Harriet was not only thinking about the harsh conditions they were experiencing at the time, but also their futures. Even after the Civil War ended, she still advocated for the rights of minorities.
He not only a strong supporter black's rights, but also of the rights of immigrants, women, and Native Americans. Douglass was born into slavery in Maryland as Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey. His mother was a slave and his father was most likely his white owner. He escaped slavery when he was 20 years old and chanced his name to Douglass. He learned the alphabet from his owner's wife Sofia, however her husband, his owner, told her not to teach slaves how to read and write.
Both King and Douglass were advocating for the same thing: their constitutional sanction of freedom. Both men, in their respective letters touch upon parallel thoughts and beliefs that revolve around the much bigger topic of racial inequality and discrimination. Both men were discriminated against and they talk about their experiences and plight in their very distinctive yet special styles. Born in the year 1817, in an era of open and unashamed slave trade, Frederick Douglass’s story begins as a serf to Mrs. Hugh in the city of Maryland.
Slavery is equally a mental and a physical prison. Frederick Douglass realized this follow-ing his time as both a slave and a fugitive slave. Douglass was born into slavery because of his mother’s status as a slave. He had little to go off regarding his age and lineage. In the excerpt of the “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Douglass for example emphasized the importance of education for slaves. Douglass is a first had observer of the strategy of slave owners to keep their slaves ignorant. By keeping slave uneducated they are unable to express the horrible things that happen to them to the world. Hugh Auld forces his wife to stop teaching Douglass to read (auld stopping teaching quote) , so Douglass teaches himself. For him learning to read was a major turning point in his quest for freedom and it enabled him to put out his book, which would inspire many to turn against slavery.
The first thing that the two book have in common is a fight for goal. Frederick Douglass explicitly expresses in the autobiography his fight against slavery. The whole book is a personal account of the horrors and wrongs of slavery and his experience with it. This just shows how Frederick’s clear purpose makes it effective as it states facts and experiences. In The Awakening the goal is to fight for equal rights for women.
An example of this is, “we hanged our harps upon the willow in the midst thereof” (Douglass 286). This piece of text is Douglass saying that once you’ve been a slave there is no way to forget everything that he experienced because of how horrifying it was. With this quote it helps to prove his credibility because he can relate to what slaves are going through and can use his personal experiences to convince people that slavery needs to end. While Frederick Douglass experienced many atrocities during his time as a former slave many Americans were aware of what slaves experienced, so he had to use other means as well to persuade his audience to support abolitionism which would help end slavery once and for all in
The argument about freedom have been going on for years for different reasons and will never end as long as we have two different ideas of freedom. The two voices that I chose are Angelina Grimke and Fredrick Douglas. Before we begin let me give you a little background on these voices of freedom. Angelina Grimke was born in 1805 in South Carolina to a well off family her father John Grimke fathered both white and African American children, which made his daughters very aware of the injustices of slavery. She later wrote a series of letters on the subject in the abolitionist Liberator and was for women 's rights through her life.
Robert Smalls was one of the first recruits to recruit colored troops. Black slaves volunteered by the thousands. They had suffered to long and been suppressed for many this was their way “ getting back at the white man” Yet many slaves saw this as a fight for their freedom and the freedom of their children, so that one day they would live
“I had reasoned this out in my mind, there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other,” said Harriet Tubman. Harriet Tubman saved over 1000 slaves risking her life going back and forth. Later on, she works for the Union Army in the Civil War, and she was one of the first women to lead an armed expedition in the war. Harriet Tubman was a person who cared about other peoples’ freedom she helps free slaves and helps the Union army in the war. Harriet Tubman was a slave but after a while, she and her brothers left for Pennsylvania.
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.
In the year 1858 she met the abolitionist John Brown, who had said she had been one of the best people he met. Not only did she save about 300 slaves, but she also guided the Combahee River Raid liberating over 700 people. Since the Civil War started she served there as a nurse, cook, scout, and even a spy for the Union Army. This wasn’t it she also was the first woman to lead an armed army.
Influential Leaders of the Underground Railroad Throughout the mid 1800’s slavery was an action spread broadly across the south. The Underground Railroad arose in the early 1830’s, helping slaves escape to a new future under the influence and assistance of some major names: Harriet Tubman, William Still and Thomas Garrett. These three influential leaders took the problem of slavery into their own hands by conducting routs, traveling back and forth to help others, assisting serfs to escape while risking their lives for slaves, like them, to a future of freedom.