Frederick douglass frederick douglass was a former slave and the son of a white father whom he never knew and an african-american mother that died when he was ten years old. Facts, information and articles about abolitionist frederick douglass, a prominent figure in black history frederick douglass facts born february 1818 (est) talbot county, maryland died february 20, 1895 washington, dc accomplishments abolitionist, author, editor, diplomat spouses anna murray. Buy the print narrative of the life of frederick douglass sparknote on bncom read the original buy the ebook of this sparknote on bncom order narrative of the life of frederick douglass, an american slave at bncom. Frederick douglass, whose bicentennial birthday fell on valentine's day, is one of the great figures in american history, a hero whose legacy is celebrated even by those who might otherwise contest his actual ideas the book reviewer, yale university historian david w blight. Visit biographycom to learn more about the life and times of frederick douglass, the famed 19th-century abolitionist leader and us gov't official whose writings continue to be read widely today.
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This fourth of july and fifth remember frederick douglass' cry for freedom image curtesy of everett historical/shutterstock in the wake of the 2015 charleston shooting, james west davidson revisited the meaning of patriotic fourth of july speeches and their purpose the best, he argues, was. Frederick douglass life timeline - this chart requires students to research frederick douglass on mrnussbaumcom before filing out a chart that describes the major milestones and accomplishments of his life frederick douglass was one of the most famous abolitionists in american history he was. Over the past several weeks, a war of words over the ideological legacy of frederick douglass has erupted this is nothing new like the founders and abraham lincoln, douglass has long been at the center of an ideological tug of war all want this iconic figure to be on their side in. Frederick douglass was born frederick augustus washington bailey in talbot county, maryland in 1818 his mother was a slave named harriet bailey, who brought him into the world in the cabin of her mother, betsy bailey, also a slave but whose husband was free. Frederick douglass day 277 likes 14 talking about this to honor frederick douglass here in his birthplace, talbot county, maryland, where his. Historians speak about frederick douglass at the reginald lewis museum.
Narrative of the life of frederick douglass, an american slave written by himself by frederick douglass, 1818-1895. The frederick douglass papers at the library of congress presents the papers of the nineteenth-century african american abolitionist who escaped from slavery and then risked his freedom by becoming an outspoken antislavery lecturer, writer, and publisher the online collection, containing. The life, pholosophy, achievements, and principles of success of frederick douglass are used to empower people to believe in themselves and maximize their opportunities.
- Photograph of frederick douglass in 1890 born: february 1817 (exact date uncertain) died: february 20, 1895 frederick douglass once told a group of african american students from a school in talbot county, maryland, what was possible for me is possible for you.
- Frederick douglass was an african-american orator, writer, statesman, and social reformer after his escape from slavery, douglass became the leader of the abolitionist movement and wrote several famous autobiographies he was often called the most important black leader of slavery abolishment.
- Douglass' narrative begins with the few facts he knows about his birth and parentage his father is a slave owner and his mother is a slave named harriet bailey.
Essays and criticism on frederick douglass - douglass, frederick. Douglass, frederick (1808[sic]-1895) black leader frederick douglass was the most important black american leader of the 19th century he was born frederick augustus washington bailey, in talbot county, on maryland's eastern shore in 1808[sic], the son of a slave woman, and in all likelihood. Frederick douglass was the most well-known black in america in the mid 19 century an advisor to president lincoln he spoke out for freedom for slaves and for women's rights. Fredrick douglass: online resources: bibliography (virtual services and programs, digital reference section, library of congress.