Why Is Frederick Douglass Considered A Hypocrisy

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Frederick Douglass

During the year of 1852, Frederick Douglass came forth and denounced the evil of the Fourth of July. The Fourth of July was when the colonies won the British in the American Revolutionary War. Douglass didn’t agree to the celebration of the Fourth of July. In his point of view, he saw it as a day of hypocrisy. Frederick, a born slave, knew the truth behind the Fourth of July known as a day of freedom.
Going back in time, Frederick Douglass came from a very interesting background. Frederick Douglass was born a slave in the year of 1818. While working as a slave in Maryland, he managed to escape at the age of twenty. Growing up against slavery, Douglass became an anti-slavery activist. As a result of becoming an anti-slavery activist, people tend to question the importance of slavery.
Most importantly, what exactly is slavery when coming to specific terms? Slavery began in America when the first African slaves were brought to Jamestown. African Americans were treated as property by white Americans. Slavery was cruel, due to the fact that they had to work for countless amount of hours. In Frederick’s valid opinion, he questions that “slavery is not divine; that God did not establish it; that our doctors of divinity are mistaken?”(Douglass 11). Because of slavery, Douglass explains the hypocrisy of the
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As time passed by, Frederick Douglass became well known. He empowered African Americans to develop their own skills to make a change in society. In Frederick’s opinion, he believed that people uphold the power to form a better future. Frederick questioned saying, “ what to the American slave is your Fourth of July? I answer; a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim” (Douglass 12). With this in mind, Frederick Douglass creates a huge emotional impact even till this
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