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  • Douglass And His Gift Of Language
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    Frederick Douglass was an emancipated slave who passed from one master to another until he finally found the satisfaction of being his own; he went through almost as many names as masters. His mother's family name, traceable at least as far back as 1701 (FD, 5) was Bailey, the name he bore until his flight to freedom in 1838. His father may or may not have been a white man named Anthony, but Douglass never firmly validated or rejected this possibility. During transit to New York (where he became...
  • Civil War Frederick Douglass
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    Frederick Douglass Had Cool Hair Frederick Douglass was born in slavery as Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey near Easton in Talbot County, Maryland. Douglass was never sure of the exact year of his birth, but he knew that it was 1817 or 1818. His father was white (probably his master) and his mother was a slave. As was the cruel custom in that part of Maryland, he was separated from his slave mother when he was an infant and cared for by an older slave woman on the country plantation. His mot...
  • Douglass In The Hands Of Thomas Auld
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    David W. Blight, ed., Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave, Written by Himself (Boston: Bedford Books of St. Martians Press, 1993) Frederick Douglass was one of the most prominent figures of the abolitionist movement, which fought to end slavery within the United States in the decades prior to the Civil War. A brilliant speaker, Douglass engaged in a tour of lectures, and became recognized as one of America's first great black speakers. David W. Blight, an associate pro...
  • Speech Frederick Douglass
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    Fredrick Douglass The Hypocrisy of American Slavery "The white man's happiness cannot be purchased by the black man's misery". -Fredrick Douglass, The North Star His point was clear, all those years ago. As Fredrick Douglass presented his thoughts in front of the citizens of Rochester in 1852; they came expecting to hear a proclamation of national greatness, a celebration of liberty on the fourth of July. Instead, they heard a stirring denunciation of slavery and the white American way of life. ...
  • Most Amazing Aspects Of Frederick Douglass
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    By: David Wilson 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. There was much opposition and hostility against him. To fully understand all his thoughts and beliefs first one must look at his childhood. Frederick Augustus Bailey was born in February of 1818 to a black field hand named Harriet. He grew up on the bank...
  • Very Sad Tail Of Separation Frederick Douglass
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    The institution of American slavery was fraught with many heart wrenching tails of inhuman treatment endured by those of African descent. In his autobiography Frederick Douglass details the daily horrors slaves faced. In Narrative of The Life of Frederick Douglass An American Slave he depicts the plight of slavery with such eloquence that only one having suffered through it could do. Douglass writes on many key topics in slave life such as separation of families, punishment, and the truth that w...
  • Last Sentence Douglass
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    Frederick Douglass September 3, 1838 marks the first day of freedom for Frederick Douglass. On this first day from the wretchedness of slavery, Douglass felt the blessedness of freedom. However, he soon finds that his free life will not always be blessed. Through figures of speech and syntax, Douglass conveys both a blessed and excited state of mind and an insecure and lonely state of mind. When questioned about his feelings upon becoming free, Douglass's response was that he was in a moment of ...
  • Frederick Douglass Frederick Douglass
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    The Life, Accomplishments, and Influence of Frederick Douglass Frederick Douglass was a well established abolishinsits and writer who help open the eyes of many Americans to the injustice of slavery. Douglass was born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey on the Holmes Hill farm near the town Easton of in Maryland. Frederick Douglass Frederick Douglass was born on a farm in February 1818 as Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey in Talbot county, Maryland. The farm was owned by Aaron Anthony who is...
  • Frederick Douglass
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    Frederick Douglass was one of the foremost leaders of the abolitionist movement, which fought to end slavery within the United States in the decades prior to the Civil War. A brilliant speaker, Douglass was asked by the American Anti-Slavery Society to engage in a tour of lectures, and so became recognized as one of America's first great black speakers. He won world fame when his autobiography was publicized in 1845. Two years later he bag an publishing an antislavery paper called the North Star...
  • Frederick Douglass Dream For Equality Abolition
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    Frederick Douglass' Dream for Equality Abolition stopped Frederick Douglass dead in his tracks and forced him to reinvent himself. He learned the hard central truth about abolition. Once he learned what that truth was, he was compelled to tell it in his speeches and writings even if it meant giving away the most secret truth about himself. Fromthe n on, he accepted abolition for what it was and rode the fates. The truth he learned about abolition was that it was a white enterprise. It was a figh...
  • Frederick Douglass
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    Frederick Douglass Frederick Douglass was a man who was active until the day he died. Frederick Attended Anti-Slavery meetings and also attended meetings for Women's rights. He believed everyone was equal it didn't matter if one was white, black, or green it also didn't matter what sex you were he believed everybody was equal. He achieved many things during his hard but great life. Born on a plantation in Tuckahoe, near Easton, in Talbot County, Maryland. Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey was...
  • Frederick Douglass Frederick Douglass
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    FREDERICK DOUGLASS Frederick Douglass was born into slavery in 1817, in Tuckahoe, Maryland. Because his slave mother, Harriet Bailey, used to call him her 'little valentine,' he adopted February 14th as his birthday, not knowing the exact date of his birth. He knew very little about his mother since she was employed as a field hand on a plantation some twelve miles away, and she died when he was eight or nine years old. Douglass knew even less about his father, but it was rumored that he was the...
  • Frederick And The Other Slaves
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    Frederick Douglass On an unknown date in 1817, on a slave plantation in Tuckahoe Maryland, Frederick August Washington Bailey was born. Frederick was raised in a house on the plantation with all the other slave children. At the age of seven, like many other slaves, Frederick was put to work in the fields. As a young child he would wonder why he was a slave, and why everyone can't be equal. His thoughts frequently came back to him, leaving him with a great hatred for slavery. In 1836, Frederick h...
  • Frederick Douglass And The Abolitionists
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    frederick Douglass was one of the most influential men of the anti-slavery movement. He stood up for what he believed in, fought hard to get where he got and never let someone tell him he could not do something. Frederick Douglass made a change in this country that will always be remembered. Born Frederick Baily, Frederick Douglass was a slave, his birthday is not pin pointed but known to be in February of 1818. He was born on Holmes Hill Farm, near the town of Easton, Maryland. Harriet Baily wa...
  • Only Flaw In Covey's Approach To Slave
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    A major character within The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass is Covey, a well-known slave-breaker. Frederick Douglass has just become Covey's most recent challenge. As a slave-breaker, it is Coveys duty to use whatever means available to "break" Douglass and make him into a hard-working, docile creature. Covey uses various methods all containing flaws, such as physical abuse, mental abuse, and psychological terror to accomplish this task. None of Covey's tactics, however, proved one hundred...
  • Frederick Douglass
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    04/14/03 Darlington P. Why ee English 101 Prof: Ashman Frederick Douglass The effect of family values The life of Frederick Douglass as a narrative is a unique and intriguing masterpiece. This narrative irradiates on a whole lot of divergent issues affecting the black family who where under the oppression of slavery. This is also about a man who was born in the cradle of oppression who never allows the mal-treatment of slavery break his spirited soul and his determination to be free. Family is a...
  • Sojourner Truth And Fredrick Douglass
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    Olivia Ricks January 12, 2002 Abolitionist Movement Project Period 1 Thesis Statement: As the anti-slavery movement moved on it became clear that the reasoning and opinion of whites on abolition issues were relevant, even though the voice of an African American is more heartfelt and emotional. Sojourner Truth and Fredrick Douglass were great abolitionist. They are still being remembered as heroes along with other abolitionist such as William Lloyd Garrison, Harriet Tubman, Wendell Phillips, Lucr...
  • Point In Douglass Life
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    Frederick Douglass was born a slave in Maryland during 1817. After an incident with a slave overseer, Mr. Covey, he realizes that true freedom comes from within. "It was a glorious resurrection, from the tomb of slavery, to the heaven of freedom". Douglass never questioned his place in life. He was born into slavery and accepted things as they were. It was only when Mr. Covey shows no mercy or compassion that Frederick Douglass takes the initiative to fight for what he knew was just. Mr. Covey, ...
  • Frederick Douglas Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey Douglass
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    Frederick douglas (1817-1895) Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey Douglass (Feb. 7, 1817-Feb. 20, 1895) was an abolitionist, orator and writer who fought against slavery and for women's rights. Douglass was the first African-American citizen appointed to offices of high rank in the U.S. government. Douglass was born into slavery; his mother was a slave and his father was white. In 1838, he escaped slavery in Maryland and moved to Massachusetts, where he soon became an international figure in th...
  • Later Renamed Frederick Douglass Paper
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    Frederick Douglass, who was born a slave in Maryland about February 1817, became the most famous of all black abolitionists as well as one of the greatest American orators of his day. As a young man he was sent to Baltimore, where he learned ship caulking. Already schooled in the alphabet by his master's wife, he taught himself to write by tracing the letters on the prows of ships. In 1838, with seaman's papers supplied by a free black, he escaped to New Bedford, Mass. Five months later he came ...

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