Frederick Douglass: An Author and Teacher

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Frederick Douglass As a brilliant, intelligent, and heroic activist, Frederick Douglass symbolized himself as a significant role model for all human beings and social interactions for not just black Americans but white Americans too. He truly represented life of a black American going through the struggle of racism and slavery in the 1800s. Today, people all over the world look at his accomplishments and admire the true being he was. Frederick Douglass risked his life for the equality of not just himself, but all black Americans around him going through the same fight for freedom. Frederick Douglass is a significant author because of his involvement in anti-slavery and accomplishments with teaching. Born a slave, Frederick Douglass was originally named Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey. He was of mixed African, white, and Indian ancestry. He knew little of his family background or even his exact date of birth. Douglass never knew his father or anything about him except that he was a white man. What started the fame and acknowledgment was his true passion for slavery to end. He had gotten every chance he could to escape from his masters. So he fled to New Bedford, Massachusetts. After Douglass' arrival in New Bedford, Massachusetts, he signed to the Liberator, the well-known anti-slavery newspaper improved by the great William Lloyd Garrison. Douglass started to participate in the meetings for the Abolitionist movement. Unknowingly, one of Frederick Douglass' strengths was speaking to audiences. In 1841, Douglass stimulated the crowd at the anti-slavery Convention taking place in Nantucket. In his speech he spoke to many people about undergoing the chal... ... middle of paper ... ...d W. "Frederick Douglass." Frederick Douglass. Ed. Eric Foner and John A. Garraty. H. M. Publishers, 1991. Web. 6 Nov. 2013. . Hagler, D. Harland. "Frederick Douglass." Great Lives from History: The Nineteenth Century. Ed. John Powell. 4 vols. Salem Press, 2007. Salem History Web. 09 Sep. 2013. History, Digital. "Who Was Frederick Douglass?" Digital History. N.p., 2005. Web. 6 Nov. 2013. . Kurtzleben, Jeri. "National Council of Colored People Is Founded." Great Events from History: The Nineteenth Century. Ed. John Powell. Salem Press, 2007. Salem History Web. 09 Sep. 2013. Whitworth, Richard. "Douglass Launches The North Star." Great Events from History: The Nineteenth Century. Ed. John Powell. Salem Press, 2007. Salem History Web. 09 Sep. 2013.
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