Early life and education
How did Douglass contribute to the fight and the end of slavery.
Reading the Columbian orator he began to painfully hate his master and instantly had thoughts of escaping. He began to read any thing that could help to learn what he knew he wasn't supposed to. His master did not appreciate his wife secretly teaching a slave the alphabet and simple words. While incarcerated he was a field hand who experience some of the worst years of slavery.
As he was teaching himself he often feared his slave master finding him and whipping him,
He still learned the whole alphabet and learned some simple words. He joined various organizations including a black church to better educate himself.
He was a young man when he escaped from slavery.He had a fear that he would be caught and put back in slavery.
He fought most of his life to to a better good for African Americans.
Even in his later years he would strive to do the best for any that were unequally treated.
Sided with the North
2. He chose his name Frederick Douglass from a book by Sir Walters Scott The lady of the lake.
3. He has published several Autobiography. One named The Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass an American slave.
4. He was one of the few men in attendance at the Seneca Falls Convention.
5. When Abraham Lincoln died Mrs. Lincoln sent Douglass the late presidents walking stick.
6. Douglass was nominated for Vice President of the United States as a member of the equal rights party in 1872.