What Are The Challenges Frederick Douglass Faced

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Frederick Douglass Today, stands a seven foot tall bronze statue of the late Frederick Douglass in Rochester, New York that was built in 2007, but 172 years prior Frederick Douglass was very much alive and standing for equal rights for everyone. Men and women of all races. Throughout Frederick Douglass’ life he went through many challenges to get people to understand the importance for everyone in America. Before Douglass started his journey Frederick Douglass was enslaved. Douglass was born into slavery in the east of Maryland. He was separated from his mother at a very young age. He secretly learned how to read by the master’s wife. He once said ‘knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave” which is where the desire to read came from. A few …show more content…

He also wanted the nation to understand if they’re screaming for equality, it needs to go for both genders and all races. “Douglass stood and spoke eloquently in favor, arguing that he could not accept the right to vote as a black man if women could not also claim that right.”(Biography) Frederick chose to actively support the women's rights he let it to be known to everyone what his stands towards their rights were. He went to many women’s rights meetings to understand their issue in society and see how they relate to the problems Frederick Douglass was trying to bring upfront. Frederick understood how it felt to be the odd one out, trying to get your point across to a lot of people not fighting for your same cause is difficult. Him going to a woman's rights convention gave him a better understanding and made more people support his cause of wanted equality for everyone as well. Fredericks novels were based on his past life so when it became time to start speaking publicly that was the first thing he addressed. "Douglas announced the “abolition war” and “peace” he envisioned would never be completed to the black men of the north, shall have been admitted, fully and completely, into the body politic.” He had to connect with the group of people he related to the most, African Americans. He then was able to address everything wrong with the treatment of blacks, enslaved or

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