In the presidential election, he supported the candidacy of former Union general Ulysses S. Abolitionist In Massachusetts, Douglass met with people who were against slavery. He denounced churches, political parties, even voting.
Young Douglass reached Havre de Grace, Marylandin Harford Countyin the northeast corner of the state, along the southwest shore of the Susquehanna Riverwhich flowed into the Chesapeake Bay.
After Douglass's publication, however, the public was swayed. National Park Service Douglass, Frederick: His hand was broken in the attack; it healed improperly and bothered him for the rest of his life. Five years later, however, he fled to New York City and then to New BedfordMassachusetts, where he worked as a labourer for three years, eluding slave hunters by changing his surname to Douglass.
He is harshly whipped almost on a weekly basis, apparently due to his awkwardness. Douglass is not punished by the law, which is believed to be due to the fact that Covey cherishes his reputation as a "negro-breaker", which would be jeopardized if others knew what happened.
From then on, despite heckling and mockery, insult, and violent personal attack, Douglass never flagged in his devotion to the abolitionist cause. Several weeks later he had settled in New Bedford, Massachusetts, living with his newlywed bride whom he met in Baltimore and married in New York under his new name, Frederick Douglass.
Within three years, it had been reprinted nine times, with 11, copies circulating in the United States. After Reconstruction, Douglass served as assistant secretary of the Santo Domingo Commissionand in the District of Columbia he was marshal —81 and recorder of deeds — Douglass learns the alphabet and how to spell small words from this woman, but her husband, Mr.
He tended to look directly into the camera to confront the viewer, with a stern look.
As word spread, the interest among slaves in learning to read was so great that in any week, more than 40 slaves would attend lessons. On September 3,Douglass successfully escaped by boarding a train from the newly merged Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad P.
After finding employment as a laborer, Douglass began to attend abolitionist meetings and speak about his experiences in slavery. He later purchased and moved to the suburban estate in Anacostia that he named Cedar Hill. Douglass, Frederick Frederick Douglass, oil painting by Sarah J.
Eddy, ; in the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, Washington, D.C. National Park Service; At a Nantucket, Massachusetts, antislavery convention inDouglass was invited to describe his.
Frederick Douglass stood at the podium, trembling with nervousness. Before him sat abolitionists who had travelled to the Massachusetts island of Nantucket. Only 23 years old at the time, Douglass.
Frederick Douglass (born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey; c. February – February 20, ) was an American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman.
After. Frederick Douglass: Frederick Douglass, African American who was one of the most eminent human rights leaders of the 19th century. Watch video · At the urging of Garrison, Douglass wrote and published his first autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, in The book was a best-seller in the United.
In his journey from captive slave to internationally renowned activist, Frederick Douglass () has been a source of inspiration and hope for millions. His brilliant words and brave actions continue to shape the ways that we think about race, democracy, and the meaning of freedom.