background preloader

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass (born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, c. February 1818[3] – February 20, 1895) was an African-American social reformer, orator, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery, he became a leader of the abolitionist movement, gaining note for his dazzling oratory[4] and incisive antislavery writing. He stood as a living counter-example to slaveholders' arguments that slaves lacked the intellectual capacity to function as independent American citizens.[5][6] Many Northerners also found it hard to believe that such a great orator had been a slave.[7] A firm believer in the equality of all people, whether black, female, Native American, or recent immigrant, Douglass famously said, "I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong Life as a slave Douglass around 29 years of age. WikiMiniAtlas The exact date of Douglass's birth is unknown. He spoke of his earliest times with his mother: From slavery to freedom Abolitionist and preacher Autobiography Related:  A diversity of voicesfreepachamama

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]

Transition Towns and Cities Emerge in the US Too Transition City LA Just One of ManyIt looks like it may have been almost a whole month since I last wrote about Transition Towns — covering the arrival of the Transition movement in Japan, and the incredible growth of Transition Towns in New Zealand. I make no secret about it, I'm a huge fan of this community-lead response to peak oil and climate change. When discussing Transition Towns here in the US, it's fairly common to hear folks ask whether something that started from small towns in the UK and Ireland can really work in such an oil dependent culture as the United States, and especially the big cities. "For our first event, we held a screening of "The End of Suburbia," together with a community discussion. It was so wonderful to get all these people together. The group also read a Letter to LA from Rob Hopkins himself, which laid out the reasons why their work is so vital and so important. "I would suggest you don't call what you are doing Transition Town LA.

Ralph Waldo Tyler Ralph Waldo Tyler, Newspaper man, 19th–20th century Race man Early on, his journalistic skills placed him in constant dialog with Black political and business leaders in the Midwest who were engaged in improving the social standing of African Americans at the height of the Jim Crow laws.[2] In 1906, Tyler actively campaigned for an appointment as United States consul to Brazil. His political activities drew the attention of prominent national Black figures, and in 1907, upon the advice of Booker T. Following his Auditor of the Navy post, Booker T. In 1918, a committee overseen by Emmett J. Back in the States, Tyler's reports provided first-hand accounts of the heroic deeds of Black soldiers and boosted the morale of the troops overseas. References[edit] ^ Jump up to: a b c Lorenz, Alfred Lawrence. 2005. Further reading[edit] Booker T.

FIRST CROWDFUNDING for our mother earth! On July 1, 2015 we will launch The First Crowdfunding for Pachamama on Earth. People all over the world will be able to buy land freeing Pachamama, by square meter using our crowd funding site. By doing this purchase they also support the different projects that will be developed on that land. We will start buying land free in the jungle of Peru where we are working in matters of reforestation, implementing support of all kinds, to people with low resources and hope it will soon grassroot allover our Planet ! Help Free Pachamama by showing your support ! We will supply any person or organisation interested, with the document that will give them a blueprint to use after having bought a piece of land with the purpose to buy Pachamama free. In this very instance, we have a team of lawyers working on a legal document, in which will state, that the habitants of that land are free sovereign human beings. We want to start in the Rainforest of the Amazones, where the lungs of the Planet reside.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, 1845 (ebook) Awakening with Suzanne Lie Transmuting Gaia’s Core Dear Arcturians: I have many questions, but I know the answers are inside and I got lost in the third dimension again. I had this meeting that I was looking forward to and I got busy. I got busy again and I missed out, and I wonder how many things I miss out on because I’m so busy - so busy in the 3D world doing this right thing, this good thing, this important thing. My focus is on outside – on the outside world that I’m trying to see beyond. Arcturians Our beloved Suzelle we speak to you within your very same voice, therefore you know that we are within you and that we are speaking through you - for we are using that body in which you have often become lost. Do you see how when you allow us to come into you – us being the higher expressions of you – for you and us are third-dimensional terms? There she is she sees us now. But you do not need these mechanical devices. Feel that you nestled inside your Earth vessel. Feel yourself now, here, within the Core of Gaia.

Booker T. Washington Booker Taliaferro Washington (April 5, 1856 – November 14, 1915) was an African-American educator, author, orator, and advisor to presidents of the United States. Between 1890 and 1915, Washington was the dominant leader in the African-American community. Booker T. Overview Washington was born a slave in Virginia. Washington attained national prominence for his Atlanta Address of 1895, which attracted the attention of politicians and the public, making him a popular spokesperson for African-American citizens. Career overview Washington early in his career. Washington was born into slavery to Jane, an enslaved African-American woman on the Burroughs Plantation in southwest Virginia. As the great day drew nearer, there was more singing in the slave quarters than usual. She and her husband, the freedman Washington Ferguson, were formally married in West Virginia. The youth worked in salt furnaces and coal mines in West Virginia for several years to earn money. Marriages and children Booker T.

Verde y azul de selva y cielo … | La casita de Jake Son las primeras fotos que publico de un lugar en la selva central del Perú que deleita y atrae a quien la visita desde la primera vez, es un lugar inolvidable para los propios y foráneos, aquí disfrutarás de aire puro y de un cielo azul inigualable, en realidad esto que escribo y las cuantas fotos que publico no lo es todo, cada época del año te hace gozar de climas, parajes y actividades diferentes. Verde y azul de selva y cielo mi orgullo grita al viento que yo te llevo en el corazón ahh.. Oxapampa, Oxapampa, Oxapampa que dulce estar en tus suelos, rincón del sueño de mi Perú… (letras tomadas del vals de Oxapampa cantada por los Hermanos Zañartu) Vacas comiendo en pastos naturales. vista del pueblo de Chontabamba-Oxapampa Casa ubicada en Alpental barrio privado, siguiendo el código arquitectónico Alpino Alemán Bailando alrededor del Maibaun o árbol de mayo Atardecer en la rivera del Río Chontabamba. El campo siempre verde, una maravilla de la naturaleza. Iglesia de Oxapampa, vista de noche

Frederick Douglass Biography (video) 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. 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. It was through reading that Douglass’s ideological opposition to slavery began to take shape. With Douglass moving between the Aulds, he was later made to work for Edward Covey, who had a reputation as a "slave-breaker.” Freedom and Abolitionism Douglass tried to escape from slavery twice before he succeeded. Videos