Frederick Douglass Abolitionist

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On February, 1818 a man by the name of Fredrick Augustus Washington Bailey was born, but we all know him as Frederick Douglass. Frederick was born in Talbot County Maryland. He had a difficult childhood because of slavery. When Fredrick was 7 years old he was sent to a Wye Plantation. He didn’t know his father that well and he barely saw his own mother. Frederick escape from slavery when he was 20 years old. After escaping Frederick realized that he had a purpose. He wanted to help free the slaves. He became a national leader of the abolitionist movement from Massachusetts and New York. He also worked for women’s rights movement. All Frederick wanted to do in his life was to promote freedom for all the slaves and he does it …show more content…
The abolitionist was a movement to end slavery. Frederick was the most well-known African American abolitionist and he was a very important leader in the movement. After escaping from slavery Frederick devoted his life to abolishing slavery. He began giving amazing impromptu speech at the antislavery meeting in Massachusetts. He began receiving beating and threats against his life, but that didn’t stop him from fighting. Douglass continued to lectures and during the Civil War (1861-1865), Douglass fought hard to make the abolition of slavery a union goal. He even tried to sway for the enlistment of blacks into the union armed forces. Douglass even met with the President of The United States Abraham Lincoln and help convince him that slave should have the opportunity to serve in the union force. On January 1, 1863 Mr. Lincoln proclamation clearly stated that confederate slaves were now free and they were able to serve in the union. At the end of the war there were near 200,000 African American men that enlisted in the war. Douglass goals started coming true and in 1865 the thirteen amendment came to life. It formally ended the institution of slavery in the United Stated. After all the hard work that Douglass did to help free the slaves, many of the abolitionist pronounced their worked finished. Douglass knew …show more content…
In this paper he wrote freely on his views against slavery and all form of racism. The motto of the newspaper was “Right is of no Sex—truth is of no color –God is the father of all of us—and we are brethren.” In the first ever issue of North Star Frederick talks about the reason why he established an African American owned newspaper. The newspaper was a way for the people to share their voices and thoughts. The newspaper was published weekly and it was four pages long and it was sold by subscription and it only costed $2.00 per year. The only problem was that his paper was not a financial success. Douglass started lecturing so he made extra money and even mortgaged his own home so he could keep the newspaper. In 1851 Douglass merged his newspaper with Liberty party paper. In November 1859 Frederick paper permanently ceased after Douglass left the United States to give lectors in England. Before Douglass passed away he published three autobiography during his life time. A narrative on the life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (1845), My Bondage and My Freedom (1855), and his last book was Life and Times of Frederick Douglass (1881). Slavery was still going on the United States and the purpose of autobiography was to teach the reader about slavery and what it was like to live in the world during slavery. After publishing his autobiography Douglass went on a two

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