frederick douglass

Frederick Douglass was a successful black leader who changed America?s view of slavery and he had many achievements throughout his life „??∘(thesis). By giving many speeches Frederick Douglass caught the hearts of many people who agreed with his views. Frederick Douglass began to lecture about the evils of slavery in 1841. Frederick Douglass was the only man who took part in a woman?s rights advocate. One way he changed America?s view of slavery by marrying a white woman to try to break racism. Another thing in which he fought was that of beer and other alcohol in some of his important speeches in that time. Douglass also reached people by writing books such as his autobiography ?§The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.
Frederick Douglass was born a slave on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in 1818 (1). Frederick Douglass hardly knew his mother because he was a slave and he even knew less about his father (2). While he was growing up as a slave his master would starve him to the point in order to survive he would have to fight for scraps of food such as bones and meat fat with his masters dog (3).
Frederick Douglass gave many lectures about slavery and that is one of the main reasons why he had changed the views of what America thinks about slavery. One of hisfirst speeches was in Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, with an audience of white people (4). Later on William Lloyd Garrison had hired him as a full time lecturer for the Massachusetts anti-slavery Society (5). One of Frederick Douglass?s arguments was with the brilliant Henry Highland Garnett. Henry Garnett wanted to overthrow the slave system and Frederick opposed the statement because he said that the slaves would be crushed because many of the slaves will have no where to go. Many of the people voted Garnett down because Frederick Douglass had a logical explanation (6). Frederick Douglass had also spoken in some Women?s rights movements.


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