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1 What the Black Man Wants 266. Author: Masthead of the North Star? What is a masthead? What was the North Star?

2 Douglass born into: went on to become: what did he speak for?

3 Douglass' childhood? In 1838: When did Douglass become active in the antislavery movement? published his autobiography: in hope that his experiences might: When Civil War began:

4 After the war was over, he continued to: Later he was appointed: When he died, what did Elizabeth Cady Stanton write? Douglass argued for: This speech delivered at:

5 266. enfranchisement

6 enfranchisement The right to vote

7 disposition

8 Tendency, way of looking at things, inclination

9 chastisement Scolding, punishment

10 deprivation Having to do without something necessary

11 autocratic Absolute power or dictatorial

12 aristocratic Upper class, rich, ruling class

13 1. Shenandoah...blood The Shenandoah River Valley was the scene of some of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War.

14 268. Think and Discuss,

15 WhatTheBlackManWants, p (8 points) 1. Suffrage is the right to vote. Enfranchisement is the rights of citizenship, especially the right to vote. 2. The rebelliion is the Civil War. 3. He says suffrage is their right; it is a means of educating their race; the government is based on universal suffrage. 7. Two examples of figurative language are: "He is the slave of society," which is a metaphor. "The Shenandoah has run blood," is an example of personification. 8. One argument Douglass anticipates is that the time is "premature" for black suffrage. He answers that during this time of mourning, we are close to "conceding" this right to blacks. The objection that women do not have the vote, so blacks should not have the vote he answers by saying that two wrongs do not make a right. Blacks should not be denied the opportunities that others have.

16 4. Blacks do not want benevolence, sympathy, or pity. They want simple justice. 5. He feels women should have the right to vote and says one wrong doesn't justify another. 6. Since blacks have been freed, he feels the time is right now for them to have the vote.

17 7. Two examples of figurative language are: "He is the slave of society," which is a metaphor. "The Shenandoah has run blood," is an example of personification. 8. One argument Douglass anticipates is that the time is "premature" for black suffrage. He answers that during this time of mourning, we are close to "conceding" this right to blacks. The objection that women do not have the vote, so blacks should not have the vote he answers by saying that two wrongs do not make a right. Blacks should not be denied the opportunities that others have.


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