Compare And Contrast David Walker And Frederick Douglass

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During the mid-1800’s, slavery was an issue for many, even those born free. Some individuals, such as David Walker and Frederick Douglass thought the United States to be hypocritical on their views of African American freedom. Both individuals wanted their fellow citizens to see the injustice within their nation. White citizens were still being seen as superior to the black citizens and abolition was deemed necessary. Walker and Douglass addressed their concerns to the nation by saying slavery and injustice should end for good. They challenged the beliefs of the founding fathers and Declaration of Independence. Neither man believed the nation they were living in was what the founding fathers had hoped it would be. In 1829, David Walker handed out pamphlets that he wrote in regards to abolition. He directed these pamphlets to “the coloured citizens of the world” (234). By putting the focus on the black citizens, Walker was able to have a stronger impact on the issue of slavery. He brought up the fact that slavery effects the population of black citizens, not so much the white citizens. He knew that his pamphlets would become more known across the country by having it aimed to those who want abolition of slavery to occur. The pamphlets were not …show more content…
All throughout history, practices are constantly passed down from generation to generation in different areas of the world. Of these practices, slavery is included. Each generation thus far has modified the practices in ways that are beneficial for life at that period of time. The Pyramids of Egypt progressed into buildings with much definition and the Nile River being turned into a channel for communication and exchange are examples of the many rebirths of the world. Enlightenment happens regularly around the world and Walker believes that it is America’s turn to be reborn and end

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