Frederick Douglass ~ "Abolitionist/Editor"
A biography of the life of Frederick Douglass by Sandra Thomas
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 bagan publishing an antislavery paper called the North Star.
Douglass served as an adviser to President Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War and fought for the adoption of constitutional amendments that guaranteed voting rights and other civil liberties for blacks. Douglass provided a powerful voice for human rights during this period of American history and is still revered today for his contributions against racial injustice.
- The Slave Years
- The Beginnings of an Abolitionist
- The Rochester Years
- The Civil War Years - The Fight for Emancipation
- Life After the 13th Amendment
- Further Reading
|Biographical sketch based on PBS's Africans in America series.|
|The papers of Frederick Douglass span the years 1841 to 1964, with the bulk of the material concentrated...|
memory.loc.gov/ammem/doughtml/doughome.html - 8k -
|Frederick Douglass purchased his final home in 1877, and named it Cedar Hill.|
|Photo portrait of Frederick Douglass. Photograph of Frederick Douglass in 1890 ... Frederick Douglass once told a group of African American students from a ...|
|Mural featuring Frederick Douglass in Belfast, Northern Ireland · Enlarge ... The home is now the location of the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site. ...|
|Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave. Contents. Preface by William Lloyd Garrison · Preface by Wendell Phillips · Chapter I ...|
|The life, pholosophy, achievements, and principles of success of Frederick Douglass are used to empower people to believe in themselves and maximize their ...www.frederickdouglass.org/douglass_bio.html -|
|The Frederick Douglass Papers project collects and publishes his speeches and writings. The site gives...|
Quotes by Frederick Douglass (1817 - 1895) ~ US abolitionist
I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence. ~ Frederick Douglass
If there is no struggle, there is no progress. ~ Frederick Douglass
People might not get all they work for in this world, but they must certainly work for all they get. ~ Frederick Douglass
Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is in an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob, and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe. ~ Frederick Douglass, Speech, April 1886
Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue until they are resisted with either words or blows, or both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress. ~ Frederick Douglass (1817 - 1895)
You have seen how a man was made a slave; you shall see how a slave was made a man.
~ Frederick Douglass (1817 - 1895)
Comment: I am not sure where it is, but I remember reading in one of his book a single sentence that inspired me. "Judge me not by the heights to which I have risen, but by the depths from which I have climbed." This one sentence has helped me make it through some touch times in my life as I have seen hell on Earth and wish not to return.. ~ PSL
Native Resistance Blog!
De Todos Para Todos