Frederick Douglass And Freedom Essay

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Frederick Douglass was born on February 7, 1817, in Tuckahoe, and died on February 20, 1895, in Washington, DC. He had a vast experience of life. Because Douglass was a slave, who had just run a successful escape, the wife of his master had taught him to read and write. She was unaware of the fact that law prohibited literate slave. Less than ten years after the escape, he became the first black to hold office in the US government. Douglass was one of the most important leaders of human rights of the nineteenth century. His brilliant oratory and literary style pushed him to the forefront of American abolitionist movement, and became the first black citizen who held a high position in the government of the United States of America.
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He explained different strategies adopted by the white to keep black community under their control. In this connection, he elaborated that white community keeps the black slaves ignorant of their paternity. Thus, black slaves do not have any knowledge about their individual identity. As black slaves enter in matured age, slaveholders do not permit them to get an education. Also, as education may make them self-insufficient, therefore, slaveholders make them illiterate. In addition, slaves are not literates, thus they cannot write about the discriminatory behavior of the slaveholders adopted against them. There is a quotation of his speech, which throws light on effects of ignorance. “After apologizing for his ignorance, and reminding the audience that slavery was a poor school for the human intellect and heart, he proceeded to narrate some of the facts in his history as a slave, and in the course of his speech gave utterance to many noble thoughts and thrilling reflections. (Preface.P.4)” Douglass, in this book, points out that literacy leads the way of freedom, but white slaveholders are depriving them of this freedom. Thus, he focused on making the black slaves …show more content…
Slave owners consider slaves as their property. They do not let them remind about their identity. The masters only consider slaves value into the context that they are a great source to perform labor work for them and production. For instance, a law confirms that mixed-race kids get to be slaves like their mothers. In this way, they benefit from this practice of rape, as it builds the quantity of slaves they own. In the Narrative, Douglass describes more about the institution of slavery, and it is negative impacts on women, children, and their families. Douglass explains that how their masters are limiting slaves ' freedom by abusing them.
In conclusion, Douglass’ life was a catastrophic because of experiencing the time during the limitation of black’s freedom from slaveholders. There are some realities about Douglass’ life. In the book, he discusses some facts about his birth. He describes that his father was a slave master, while his mother was a slave. Douglass points out in his autobiography that majority of white slave owners rape their slave females. They do because they not only want to fulfill their sexual desire, but also want to enlarge the size of slave

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