Narrative Of Life Of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave

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Frederick Douglass Detailed Life Detailed account of the life of Frederick Douglass, written by himself in “Narrative of Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave” first published in 1846. Frederick Douglass’s life began as a slave born to a slave. Mr. Douglass reflections of the cruelty against slaves as seen from such an early age. This paper will summarize Mr. Douglass’s early childhood, escape from slavery, prosperity in the north and his rise to being a nonviolent abolitionist. The exact date or year is not known of Frederick Douglass’s birth but it was narrowed down to 1817-1820. He was born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey a slave in Maryland on Holme Hill Farm in Talbot County. His mother was a Harriet Bailey, a field slave …show more content…
During the war, Douglass was a recruiter for African-American army regiment, two of his own children signed up. He met twice with President Lincoln, once about pay and treatment of black soldiers and then to talk about escaping slaves. Blacks were allowed to fight and the war was won on April 9, 1865. After the Unions victory slavery was abolished. Douglass started work on a newspaper as the publisher named “The North Star”, as well as the president of the Freedman’s Savings Bank. . No one wanted to see a black paper much less one from a former slave’s paper. During this time his home was destroyed by fire, arson suspected, Douglass moved his family to Anacostia in Washington, D.C. Bought a ranch he named Cedar Hill, it has been designated as a Frederick Douglass National Historic Site Frederick Douglass’s mission did not stop there, he moved on to protest the right for blacks and women to vote Douglass’ wife Anna through all of his teachings remained illiterate, he writes this as if it caused a strain on their relationship. He met a Julia Griffith and brought her into his home to teach his children and wife since he was so busy. Rumors spread about Ms. Griffith having an affairs with Douglass a black man. To spare ridicule she left the United States …show more content…
He was well respected by many and held conference with the president. Many years after his death, a statue of Frederick Douglass was made and placed in the Emancipation Hall. The unveiling was on June 19, 2013 also known to many African Americans as Juneteenth. The statue shows him as a man in his mid-fifties, the time in his life when his words caused the end of slavery. Frederick Douglass’s non-violent contributions and life have made changes many othere never thought were possible or could be attained. Prior to his death the Emancipation Proclamation was considered one of his greatest life

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