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'Letter from Birmingham Jail', and FREDERICK DOUGLAS'S 'From Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave,' there were many similarities, but also many differences.

Then I will talk about each type of slavery through events that Frederick Douglass lived through.

Historian James Oakes wrote: “After his second meeting with the President, Douglass wrote up a memo to Lincoln detailing his plans to spread word of emancipation as broadly as possible in the Confederate South. But the plans proved unnecessary when the fortunes of the war shifted decisively in favor of the Union. Weeks before election day the city of Atlanta was captured by Union forces after a successful siege by General William T. Sherman.”45 Frederick Douglas wrote: “My interviews with President Lincoln and his able secretary greatly increased my confidence in the antislavery integrity of the government, although I confess I was greatly disappointed at my failure to receive the commission promised me by Secretary Stanton. I, however, faithfully believed, and loudly proclaimed my belief, that the rebellion would be suppressed, the Union preserved, the slaves emancipated, and the colored soldiers would in the end have justice done them.”46


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At a young age, Frederick Douglass, a slave, often wonders about the world outside his plantations.

I will focus my attention on how education allowed Douglass to understand how slavery was wrong, and how the Americans saw the blacks as not equal, and only suitable for slave work....


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Although Douglass had been promised eventual freedom, a dispute over his pay with his master led to his decision to escape north, eventually to New Bedford, Massachusetts where he changed his name to avoid a return to slavery. Before he escaped, he had fallen in love with a free but illiterate black woman, Anna Murray, a domestic five years his senior. She followed him North and they married in New York City before continuing on to New England. They eventually had five children two daughters and three boys and remained married until Anna’s death in 1882 . Anna, however, never learned to read and never really participated in her husband’s political activities. In 1884, Douglass quietly remarried a white clerk in the federal office which he headed scandalizing friends, family and enemies.

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After decades of enslavement, Frederick Douglass escaped to the North and became one of the prominent members and drivers of the abolitionist movement.

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They were both principled pragmatists with a truly world view. As Afro-American historian William Mackey, Jr. wrote: “Frederick Douglas never lost faith in the possibility of humankind’s improvement. He confronted, he argued, he pleaded, he bluffed, he threatened and conned — using whatever tactics might work in a particular situation. No aspect of human oppression escaped his concern or compassion.”4

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(Louisiana State University Press, 1999)

Frederick Douglass led an unusual life. Born Frederick Bailey in 1818, Frederick Douglass was never sure of his father’s identity although it seems certain that his father was white and possibly was his owner, Thomas Auld. Douglass had little contact with his mother and was raised by his grandmother until he was about seven when he was assigned to the main plantation house on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. His early life was a difficult one in which he was somewhat more privileged than the average slave child, associating with white playmates (through whose association he learned to read and play the violin), but also more stressful because he was separated totally from his family. He was moved from place to place spending a portion of his time in Baltimore before he was shipped back to Maryland’s Eastern Shore. There, an abortive escape attempt and fight led to his return to slave status in Baltimore as a ship’s caulker.