Fredrick Douglass Contributions

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In the words of Fredrick Douglass, “It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake” (PAGE NUMBER). I think this quotation means that a person has to be determined and focused, and the person has to push him- or herself to get things accomplished in life. Fredrick Douglass was an honorable person that a lot of people looked up to. He accomplished many things in life by wanting a change; he felt a need to change the state of ignorance when it comes to slavery. His childhood, his accomplishments, and his education were ways he began to make a change.
Frederick Douglass was born on February of 1817, in Tuckahoe County on the Eastern shore in Maryland. The …show more content…

His name was given to him by his mother Harriet Bailey (Thompson 1). Fredrick Douglass didn’t know he was born into slavery when he was a young boy. Douglass’ mother name was Harriet, and she was owned by a rich planter, known as Colonel Edward Lloyd. Up until age seven, Douglass was raised by his grandmother. Douglass witnessed murder, people getting beaten, and crucial treatment to others. His grandmother was eventually separated from him. This event really hit Douglass hard as his grandmother was very important to him. At the age of ten, he was sent to live with a family member of his master. He and other children were left under authority over another slave, Aunt Katy. Aunt Katy was a short tempered, harsh woman but mainly because she had to be in order to maintain authority. She was even this way to her own children. Fredrick Douglass’ mother walked twelve miles to see him as a kid. His mother was a brilliant woman; she was a slave that …show more content…

He participated in a meeting in Nantucket that was an anti-slavery convention. This was a huge accomplishment to him because he spread the word about his time being a slave. He was offered to an agency in Massachusetts of the anti-slavery society. He also traveled to New England to give speeches about being a free colored man. Douglass also touched around the world by giving his audience a description of being in slavery. Douglass also was a member of the Woman’s Suffrage Association. Douglass’ purpose was to spread knowledge about being a slave in America. (Thompson,

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