Frederick Douglass

childhood and education

Frederick Douglass's childhood was very harsh he was born February 1818 in Talbot County, MD and he died February 20, 1895 in Washington, D.C. him into slavery then got separated from his family and sold to a slave owner that abused him.At the age of twelve, Douglass was sent to Baltimore to serve the family of Hugh and Lucretia Auld a kind woman. It was Mrs.Auld who first taught him the alphabet, in spite of the fact that she was breaking the law by doing so. In 1838 Frederick dressed in a sailor’s uniform and carrying papers that said he was free provided by a free black man, Frederick Douglass escaped aboard a train bound for Maryland some people think this but no one really knows how he escaped.

entry into adulthood

The first women that Frederick Douglass married is Anna Murray-Douglass ,who was a free black, settled down and had five children with in the first ten years of marriage Frederick stayed with her until she died. There children names were Rosetta, Lewis, Frederick Jr., Charles and Annie. His second wife was Helen Pitts Douglass was white an she said "Love came to me, and I was not afraid to marry the man I loved because of his color." Frederick Douglass's job was managing a news paper company called "The North Star."

motivation & what was wrong with the world before Frederick Douglass

what motivated Frederick Douglass to become a reformer his experience as a slave. his slave master was brutal the slave master whipped his aunt as soon as Frederick arrived at the plantation because she disobeyed him. the thing that was wrong with the world before Frederick was slavery and that very little people did anything to change it. Not very many people knew what it was like growing up on a plantation or working for one.

What did reformer do to make changes , accomplishments,and death

this reformer made changes by speaking against slavery and by developing a news paper called the north star which was the most influential black antislavery paper published during the antebellum era. he helped slaves on the underground railroad, he stood by Abraham Lincoln as an adviser, he helped get rid of slavery, and he wrote a book about his life before he was a reformer. in 1895 while walking down a hall way dropped dead because of a heart attack. he was remembered for his way with words and his news paper.
Frederick Douglass - From Slave to Abolitionist