However, Holt (some historians) considered that we shouldn't distinguish these two as separate events. Holt ,wrote about individual's experiences of each generations. Frederick Douglass was one of the former slaves who became a powerful African American abolitionist in the 19th century. He experienced both the position of a slave and a former slave. He was one of the enslaved people, but he was unique in that he learned reading and writing from his slaveowner's wife despite banning to teach reading and writing.
But Lincoln from his young manhood was a consummate politician devoted to compromise, consensus-building, moderation and indirection. Douglass was a reformer who spoke and wrote eloquently and with passion for the abolition of slavery
Next is Frederick Douglass. Douglass was born into slavery in the early 1800s, only two years before Susan B. Anthony. After escaping slavery in Maryland, he took a brave step in publicly speaking to people about the abolition of slavery, women’s rights, and equality. It was risky, as he could be caught and forced back into slavery. He continued to speak though, and eventually became the Massachusetts and New York abolition leader.
Frederick Douglass was persistent in learning how to read. He did very small steps, one at a time and persevered and finally succeeded. Also, we can point out that because he was one among the few educated black persons from his time, that may explain why the stood out from the crowd of black folks. The struggle he went through as a kid and the lessons he learned gave him the strength to stand up against slavery and fight for justice. History proved us that doing so is risky, we think of Mahatma Gandhi, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr. or Fred Hampton.
The legendary abolitionist and orator Frederick Douglass was one of the most important social reformers of the nineteenth century. Being born into slavery on a Maryland Eastern Shore plantation to his mother, Harriet Bailey, and a white man, most likely Douglass’s first master was the starting point of his rise against the enslavement of African-Americans. Nearly 200 years after Douglass’s birth and 122 years after his death, The social activist’s name and accomplishments continue to inspire the progression of African-American youth in modern society. Through his ability to overcome obstacles, his strive for a better life through education, and his success despite humble beginnings, Frederick Douglass’s aspirations stretched his influence through
“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men” –Frederick Douglass. I believe that Frederick Douglass put his life as a slave into words that inspired people all around the world. His Autobiographies explained the heartaches of a slave that he was forced to live through for half of his life. Although most people believe in equality today Frederick Douglass didn’t have that right, people took that from him. Douglass was a kind and determined man and didn’t give up until the right result came around.
When slavery was abolished, Jim Crow laws were put into effect to keep African Americans and Whites separated. During these times black slaves were to receive 4 acres of land and a mule from the slave owner to repay them for the incarceration as slaves. Due to the split labor market, blacks had a harder time retaining their jobs, and the jobs that were approved for blacks were low paying. Despite the these societal disadvantages against the African American people, some slaves like my great, great, great grandfather, Wesley A. Settles who built the first school in Edgefield, SC where he taught African American children how to read and write, were able to rise and prosper.
Mr. Douglass was an African American. He was born as a slave and escaped at age 20. He went on to become an anti-slavery activist and ended up writing autobiographies about his life as a slave. These writings were considered important works of the slave narrative tradition, which had a unique structure and distinctive theme. Years after that he was editing black newspapers and achieved fame for his inspirational speeches.
In this respect social historian James G. Leyburn has said of Toussaint Louverture that “what he did is more easily told than what he was” (James G. Leyburn, 1941, 37). Born sometime between 1743 and 1746 in Saint Domingue, Toussaint belonged to the small, fortunate class of slaves employed by human masters as personal servants. While serving as a house servant and coachman, Toussaint received the tutelage that helped him become one of the few literate black revolutionary leaders. Upon hearing of the slave uprising, Toussaint took pains to secure safe expatriation of his master’s family. It was only then that he joined Biassou’s forces, where his intelligence, skill in strategic and tactical planning, and innate leadership ability brought him quickly to prominence.
“The Columbian Orator” was the first book Frederick Douglass ever owned as an imprisoned slave. After having the ability to read and write, Frederick had craved more. The Hugh family in the south viewed Frederick as property to their household. As a little boy, he was taught how to read and write by a kind hearted woman who was the wife of Mr.Hugh, which made her the slave owner of him. “My mistress who kindly commenced to instruct me”.Moreover, during the years of slavery, teaching a slave how to read was very uncommon.Overtime,Ms.Hugh’s attitude had began to change and fade away, with slavery becoming a greater mean of power and mastery.