It is attainable; but we must attain it, and attain it each for himself. I cannot for you, and you cannot for me.
He was born Frederick Baily, the son of a field hand and, reportedly, her white master, in He was first sold at age six. He learned to read and write over the next ten years, until he was apprenticed as a caulker for a shipbuilder in Baltimore.
Although he was able to rent out his own time and thereby earn some money, he chafed for his freedom. Finally, inhe borrowed forged papers and boarded a train to Philadelphia. He made his way to New York, and then to New Bedford.
Douglass began attending lectures at The American Anti-Slavery Society, which had been formed in Most of the leaders in the society were white, and their outlook towards blacks was paternalistic. Often, black abolitionists had a difficult time making their voices heard.
Douglass also became a leader in the local black community. As an ordained minister at the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, he joined the battle against the American Colonization Society and the attempt by whites to force blacks to move to Africa.
Douglass, along with others in the abolitionist movement and the AME Church, believed that the United States was the true home of black Americans. His writings brought him to the attention of abolitionist leaders, and, after attending an anti-slavery convention on Nantucket Island inDouglass became a lecturer for the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society and a colleague of William Lloyd Garrison.
He published his own newspaper, The North Star, from toand wrote three autobiographies. During the Civil War, Douglass became an active recruiter for the Massachusetts 54th regiment for colored soldiers, and met with Abraham Lincoln twice to discuss the unequal treatment of black soldiers and contingency plans for slaves in case the war is lost.
Seven years later, after his Rochester home was destroyed by arson, Douglass moved to Washington. Inhe became the United States consul general to Haiti, but resigned after one year after being accused of being too sympathetic to Haitian interests.
Before the century was over, Douglass was known internationally as an outspoken antislavery writer, publisher, and lecturer - the lion of black America.
He died in To read the Narrative of the Life of an American Slave, visit: He secretly organized a Sunday school, where he taught other slaves to read: I had at one time over forty scholars, and those of the right sort, ardently desiring to learn. They were of all ages, though mostly men and women.
I look back to those Sundays with an amount of pleasure not to be expressed. They were great days to my soul. Although Douglass wrote that he looked back at his time in the AME Zion Church with great joy, he did not remain with them for more than a few years, saying that "it consented to the same spirit which held my brethren in chains.
I therefore hate the corrupt, slaveholding, women-whipping, cradle-plundering, partial and hypocritical Christianity of this land.81 quotes from Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: ‘The fatal poison of irresponsible power was already in her hands, and soon commenced its inf.
Frederick Augustus Washington Baily was an abolitionist, social reformer, statesman, writer, and orator. He was born a slave in in Talbot County, Maryland, on the eastern shore of Chesapeake Bay. - Frederick Douglass 1 How did the early years of Frederick Douglass’ life affect the beliefs of the man he would become.
Frederick Douglass’ adulthood was one of triumph and prestige. Still, he by no means gained virtue without struggle and conflict. Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, His Early Life as a Slave, His Escape from Bondage, and His Complete History to the Present Time Douglass, Frederick Hartford, Conn.
Park Publishing Co. This electronic edition is a part of the UNC-CH digitization project, Documenting the American South. the slaveholding religion Identify the speaker/thinker/writer of the following quotation: "He only can understand the deep satisfaction which I experienced, who has himself repelled by force the bloody arm of slavery.
Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey Douglass Proud Black, Republican & Champion of Civil Rights His final memoir, “Life and Times of Frederick Douglass,” first published in and expanded in , did not excite the admiration of reviewers or sell widely, as had his first two autobiographies.