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Frederick Douglass - Author, Government Official, Journalist, Civil Rights Activist

Frederick Douglass - Author, Government Official, Journalist, Civil Rights Activist
Famed 19th-century author and orator Frederick Douglass was an eminent human rights leader in the anti-slavery movement and the first African-American citizen to hold a high U.S. government rank. Synopsis Abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass was born into slavery sometime around 1818 in Talbot County, Maryland. He became one of the most famous intellectuals of his time, advising presidents and lecturing to thousands on a range of causes, including women’s rights and Irish home rule. Among Douglass’s writings are several autobiographies eloquently describing his experiences in slavery and his life after the Civil War, including the well-known work Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave. He died on February 20, 1895. Life in Slavery Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey was born into slavery in Talbot County, Maryland, around 1818. Frederick Douglass was eventually sent to the Baltimore home of Hugh Auld. Freedom and Abolitionism Civil War and Reconstruction Videos Related:  NHD Taking a Stand Potential TopicsA diversity of voicesEsclavage

Carrie Chapman Catt Girlhood Home and Museum: About Carrie Chapman Catt Carrie Chapman Catt: A Biography Key coordinator of the woman suffrage movement and skillful political strategist, Carrie (Lane) Chapman Catt revitalized the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) and played a leading role in its successful campaign to win voting rights for women. In 1920 she founded the League of Women Voters upon ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Carrie Clinton Lane was born on January 9, 1859, in Ripon, Wisconsin, the second of three children of Lucius and Maria (Clinton) Lane. At the age of seven, her family moved to rural Charles City, Iowa, where she graduated from high school in 1877. Wisconsin Historical Society In February 1885, Lane married Leo Chapman, editor and publisher of the Mason City Republican, in a wedding ceremony at her parents' rural Charles City home. In 1902, Catt helped organize the International Woman Suffrage Alliance (IWSA), which eventually incorporated sympathetic associations in 32 nations.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, 1845 (ebook) Frederick Douglass Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Frederick Douglass Frederick Douglass vers 1879. Surnommé « Le sage d'Anacostia » ou « Le lion d'Anacostia », il fut candidat (malgré lui) à la vice-présidence des États-Unis aux côtés de Victoria Woodhull, la première femme à se présenter pour le poste de président des États-Unis, pour le Parti de l'égalité des droits (Equal Rights Party). La vie d'esclave[modifier | modifier le code] Il a été esclave pendant 20 ans avant de s’échapper. Une enfance dans les plantations[modifier | modifier le code] Il passe ses premières années avec sa grand-mère en périphérie de la plantation principale. L'apprentissage de la lecture[modifier | modifier le code] Vers l'âge de douze ans, il est envoyé servir le frère du gendre de son propriétaire, un dénommé Hugh Auld, à Baltimore. Un professeur improvisé[modifier | modifier le code] En 1833, Thomas Auld récupère Douglass à la suite d'une dispute avec son frère. L'engagement public[modifier | modifier le code]

Escape From Slavery, 1838 Escape From Slavery, 1838 Frederick Douglass lived a remarkable life. Born in 1818 on Maryland's Eastern Shore, his mother was a slave, his father an unknown white man. Eventually he was sent to Baltimore where he worked as a ship's caulker in the thriving seaport. Douglass began his life in bondage working the fields on Maryland's Eastern Shore. "It was the custom in the State of Maryland to require the free colored people to have what were called free papers. Armed with these papers, and disguised as a sailor, Douglass nervously clamors aboard a train heading North on a Monday morning: "I was not so fortunate as to resemble any of my free acquaintances sufficiently to answer the description of their papers. In order to avoid this fatal scrutiny on the part of railroad officials, I arranged with Isaac Rolls, a Baltimore hackman, to bring my baggage to the Philadelphia train just on the moment of starting, and jumped upon the car myself when the train was in motion.

Mathew Brady Mathew Brady is often referred to as the father of photojournalism and is most well known for his documentation of the Civil War. His photographs, and those he commissioned, had a tremendous impact on society at the time of the war, and continue to do so today. He and his employees photographed thousands of images including battlefields, camp life, and portraits of some of the most famous citizens of his time including Abraham Lincoln and Robert E. Lee. Brady was born in Warren County, New York in the early 1820’s to Irish immigrants, Andrew and Julia Brady. After moving to New York City, Brady began manufacturing cases for daguerreotypes, jewelry, and painted miniature portraits. Brady opened a studio in Washington DC and began making daguerreotypes of prominent politicians such as Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, John C. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Brady sought to create a comprehensive photo-documentation of the war.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and former slave Frederick Douglass. It is generally held to be the most famous of a number of narratives written by former slaves during the same period. In factual detail, the text describes the events of his life and is considered to be one of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century in the United States. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass encompasses eleven chapters that recount Douglass' life as a slave and his ambition to become a free man. Chapters 1–4[edit] Douglass begins by explaining that he does not know the date of his birth (February 3, 1818), and that his mother died when he was 7 years old. Chapters 5–7[edit] At this point in the Narrative, Douglass is moved to Baltimore, Maryland. Chapters 8–9[edit] Chapters 10–11[edit] While under the control of Mr. Publication history[edit] [edit] See also[edit]

Frederick Douglass - Black History An abolitionist, writer and orator Frederick Douglass was the most important black American leader of the nineteenth century. Born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, he was the son of a slave woman and, probably, her white master. Upon his escape from slavery at age twenty, he adopted the name of the hero of Sir Walter Scott’s The Lady of the Lake. Douglass immortalized his years as a slave in Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave (1845). Douglass’s life as a reformer ranged from his abolitionist activities in the early 1840s to his attacks on Jim Crow and lynching in the 1890s. Rhetorically, Douglass was a master of irony, as illustrated by his famous Fourth of July speech in 1852: “This Fourth of July is yours, not mine. Douglass welcomed the Civil War in 1861 as a moral crusade against slavery. Brilliant, heroic, and complex, Douglass became a symbol of his age and a unique voice for humanism and social justice.

William Lloyd Garrison and The Liberator Library of Congress Anti-abolitionist handbills sometimes led to violent clashes between pro-slavery and anti-slavery factions. Every movement needs a voice. For the entire generation of people that grew up in the years that led to the Civil War, William Lloyd Garrison was the voice of Abolitionism. Originally a supporter of colonization, Garrison changed his position and became the leader of the emerging anti-slavery movement. Although The Liberator was Garrison's most prominent abolitionist activity, he had been involved in the fight to end slavery for years prior to its publication. In 1831, Garrison published the first edition of The Liberator. The Liberator wasn't the only abolitionist manifesto during the 1800s. Garrison saw moral persuasion as the only means to end slavery. William Lloyd Garrison lived long enough to see the Union come apart under the weight of slavery. Report broken link Rochester Ladies' Anti-Slavery SocietyThe University of Michigan's William L. Report broken link

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