Frederick Douglass Essay

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Frederick Douglass

Who was Frederick Douglass and what was his view on the anti-slavery movement?
That's a very good question since most people have no idea. Frederick Douglass was born a slave in Tuckahoe, Maryland. As a young man, he fled to Massachusetts, a free state, where he began to work for the abolition of slavery. Frederick helped put the anti-slavery movement on the map, he also helped urge blacks to escape slavery as well. In the paragraphs that follow three important subjects will be addressed. The first being what were Frederick Douglass' views on the different parties of the anti-slavery movement?
The second subject being what was Frederick Douglass' view on where the anti-slavery movement was going? The
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Douglass' objection to this party was the same as the objection to the American Anti-Slavery Society. That objection being that the idea of total abolition of slavery was not stressed enough in
Frederick's view. The final party that was addressed was the "Liberty Party," a small group of citizens in New York, that had supporters all over the north. The party called for the total abolition of slavery everywhere, and denied that slavery should be allowed or legalized anywhere. Douglass saw this party as the only real abolition party. In many points in history, people thought the anti-slavery movement was going to die out, but Douglass always had hope. Douglass thought even though organizations may disappear, the abolition of slavery cause will always burn like a fire. Douglass now believed because of the anti-slavery movement, slavery was no longer a thing to be prevented, but stopped! Douglass stated "There is no denying, for it is everywhere admitted, that the anti-slavery question is the great moral and social question before the
American people." Douglass thought that The Fugitive Slave Bill was of positive service to the anti-slavery movement, it showed the truth behind slaves, and showed the horrible way slavery treated the slave. All these different ideas and event kept Douglass' and many other black slaves hopes high for the future, and they thought that no matter what there

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