Presentation on theme: "By: Amy Miller. Frederick Douglass was born in 1817 and died in 1895. Frederick Douglass was a former slave who had escaped from his master disguised."— Presentation transcript:
Frederick Douglass was born in 1817 and died in 1895. Frederick Douglass was a former slave who had escaped from his master disguised as a sailor. And changed his name from Bailey to Douglass in order to evade slave owners. Douglass was always interested in getting and education and later became a writer and very fluent speaker.
Douglass was involved in many things including: American Anti-Slavery Society in which he was a key leader. He was also involved in Women’s rights. Douglass was an activist for Irish and African- American emancipation.
Because Frederick Douglass was a former slave, he was very aware of how slaves were treated and was therefore against slavery. He also believed that women should have the right to vote and should be considered equal to men. He said "Right is of no Sex-Truth is of no Color"
Frederick Douglass was a writer therefore he used newspapers and his own written works to influence others. He was also a very eloquent speaker and expressed his views this way. He used political methods and was a follower of James G. Birney.
Douglass was allied with Daniel O’Connell in the fight for Irish and African-American emancipation. Frederick Douglass was a safe house for slaves escaping through the underground railroad. His house was located in Rochester, New York; he helped the slaves escape into Canada.
Douglass was the first black man to hold a rank in the U.S. Government. Douglass was the eras most noted black political activist.
Practical- Douglass used his newspaper the North Star which was dedicated to the abolition of slavery.
Douglass’ book the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (his autobiography) is still considered one of the most eloquently written books.