The Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass Essay

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Frederick Douglass autobiography "The Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass” impact on the abolitionist movement

"Every tone was a testimony against slavery, and a prayer to God for deliverance from chains. The hearing of those wild notes always depressed my spirit, and filled me with ineffable sadness. I have frequently found myself in tears while hearing them. The mere recurrence to those songs, even now, afflicts me; to those songs I trace my first glimmering conception of the dehumanizing character of slavery. “ Without a formal education Frederick Douglass’s "the narrative of Frederick Douglass" was written to a level of perfection that its message resonated with both blacks and whites and gave a voice to the everyday struggle of a slave and in turn humanizing them emphasizing the intent of the abolitionist movement in that slaves are people, so then slavery should be abolished under the Constitution.
Although the book can be viewed as anti-slavery propaganda, Douglass ' focus was on education.And self-improvement was the basis of the Freedom that was sought by the release from slavery, in that you could never really be free if you did not possess the skills to maintain that freedom which was based mainly on literacy, the simple act of being able to read and write. Therefore in by giving the testament about his life as he came from a slave child to an important and influential member of not only the abolitionist’s but society as a whole
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