Frederick Douglass Short Essay

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Frederick Douglass was the author of his own book, a book about his slavery life. Frederick was born in into slavery in Talbot County, Maryland. He didn’t know exactly the year when he was born all he knew is that it was between the year 1817 and 1818. As a little boy he was sent to work in a house as a servant. His master’s wife though him how to read and write. In the year of 1838 he escaped from slavery and traveled to New York. In his new life he married and lady name Anna Murray a free colored woman, which he met in Baltimore. Douglas was born with a very long name during slavery his name was Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey soon after he was married he changed his name to Frederick Douglass. In 1841 he made a speech in a convention …show more content…
When the Civil War ended he didn’t take a break on protecting and securing the right of the freeman. He also was the secretary of Santo Domingo Commission, a recorder in Colombia, and United States Minister in Haiti. Douglass knew that his father was his master, after his mother separated from him. Douglass a young kind went and live with his maternal grandmother Betty Bailey. Douglass was a great man that he was hired out to William Freeland, he would teach slaves how to read and write on the plantation. As the word spread more than forty slave would attend the lessons every Sunday for proximally six months. Douglass was also interested in helping the woman to have the right to vote and held several offices. Without any approval Frederick became one of the first African American nominated for vice president of the United States. Frederick Douglass was a believer of equality of all people, whether they were black, white, female or recent immigrant. Douglass also spend two year of his life in Britain and Ireland lecturing in churches and chapels. During this trip Douglass was legally free as British supporters raised funds to buy his freedom from America, many of them told Frederick to stay in British but with his wife still in Massachusetts and many black brethren he returned to America in spring of 1847. As a child Douglass was expose to many religious sermons, he once was interested in literacy. He would also read verse of the bible, but at the end he converted to Christianity. He had 5 children’s and died and the age of seventy-seven in February 20,

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