Frederick Douglass And Frederick Douglass

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In 1816, this was created by Reverend Robert Finley to assist free black people in emigrating back to Africa. Finley believed the land of black people’s “fathers” was Africa. He wanted to find the positivity in colonization and the spreading of Christianity to Africa. Finley also believed that the American Colonization Society would bring an end to slavery. Finley saw blacks living in America as a threat to the status of the United States and the quality of life for white people. Finley declared removing free black individuals from the United States would save citizens from interracial marriage and providing for the poor blacks of the U.S. (pg. 362)

Black Belt- This ‘belt’ was a region of the southern United States with the highest concentration
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Douglass was born a slave but escaped at age 20 and became a recognized anti-slavery activist. His three autobiographies are considered as the top classics of American slave narratives and autobiographies. Douglass worked as a reformer in the early 1840s, verbally attacking Jim Crow and the lynchings of the 1890s. For 16 years he edited newspapers and continued his legacy as a compelling orator of anti-slavery. (pgs. …show more content…
Essentially the cotton gin was an outlet for profits of plantation owners to rise no matter what. During this time, many Indians were engaging in guerilla warfare and the Trail of Tears in the South. Plantation owners hungered for land devoted to cotton production. Wealthy plantation owners often bought smaller plantations to increase land holdings. The Southern motto thus became “Cotton is King.” (pgs. 352-353)

Turner, Nat- Born in 1800, Turner was a black American slave who led the only effective slave rebellion in the United States in August 1831. Prior to this Nat Turner was a preacher of black slaves on Benjamin Turner’s plantation, Turner’s master. Turner claimed that he was chosen by God to lead blacks from slavery. The fear from white Americans sparked the prohibition of education and assembly of slaves, as well as stiffening anti-abolitionist laws that prevailed in the Southern region until the American Civil War. (pgs. 362,

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