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Frederick Douglass's Life of Slavery

  • Birth of Frederick Douglass

    Birth of Frederick Douglass
    On this day, Frederick Douglass is born in Tuckahoe, Talbot County in Maryland as a slave named Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey. His mother was a slave named Harriet Bailey. However, his father was a white man who is believed to be his master. Although, his father was a white man Frederick was rejected and became a slave, as it was with many other slave children. Sadly, little after Frederick was born he was taken to be cared for by his grandmother with other young slaves.
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    Life of Frederick Douglass

  • The Path to Baltimore

    The Path to Baltimore
    In 1826, Frederick was sent to Baltimore to Hugh Auld. Hugh Auld at the time was married with a woman named Sophia who had never been exposed to slavery. At the time, Sophia had a tender heart was passionate to all nationalities. Additionally, she began to teach Frederick how read; however, when Hugh found out he immediately began to explain slavery to her. Afterwards, the once knid Sophia became "a demom" as Frederick quoted in his book.
  • Abolishment Through Reading

    Abolishment Through Reading
    Finally, Frederick is exposed to abolition through a newspaper he read. The newspaper informed him about antislvery petitions in Congress. He becmes intrigued that others are trying to bring a stop to the inhumanity of slavery. Afterwards, Frederick Douglass saves enough money to buy himself a copy of "The Columbian Orator". With the help of this book and white children he begins to read even more. He finally starts to read once again after a long wait without knowledge.
  • Another New Master

    Another New Master
    Later on, Frederick Douglass is sold to a woman named Sarah, and then he gets sent to St. Michaels, Maryland. Here he begins to work for Thomas Auld where he again suffers from starvation. Then, he decides to teach other slaves how to read and write with his xperience from Baltimore. Similarly, they begin to devise a plan to escpape towards the North for freedom. Sadly, Thomas Auld finds out about their plans, and stops them at once.
  • The Slave Breaker

    The Slave Breaker
    After, the plans that Frederick had for freedom he is punished, and sent to a "slave breaker" by the name of Edward Covey. Thomas Auld sent him there so Frederick would leave behind the ideas for freedom. Afterwards, Covey succeds in breaking him, but then he runs a way. That is when his spark for freedom returns with the help of slave by the name of Sandy. He is given a root, and since then he was never whipped nor hurt just like Sandy had told him. After a year he finally moves on.
  • The Great Escape

    The Great Escape
    As you all know, slaves were owned, and did not have their own freedoms. This is what enraged Frederick, but he was even angrier once had had knowledge. The reason for this was because now he knew how poorly him and his fellow slaves were being treated. Later on, Frederick Douglass borrows papers(proof of freedom) from a free black sailr named Benny, and escapes to New York. This was no easy task, because the two men looked nothing alike. However, he finally made it to New York.
  • Bride Husband on the Run

    Bride Husband on the Run
    This day was such a special day for Frederick Douglass for two important reason. On this day, he married his beloved wife named Anna Murray. The cerremony was completed by a minister by the name of James W. C. Pennington who was also an escaped slave from Maryland. The second reason, Frederick and his wife, Anna, escaped to New Bedford, Massachussets. Here him and his wife stays with Mary and Nathan Johnson. Also, here he took in the name Douglass, and was a step closer to freedom.
  • The Emancipation Proclamation

    The Emancipation Proclamation
    Slaves, you are all FREE! This is why the Emancipation Proclamation was made. Abraham Lincoln signed this valuable paper to give all slaves the freedom they have longed for and have deserved. Although, slaves were then free they needed the 13th Amendment to make it official. Many of the southerners detested the idea of freeing the slaves. This is one of the reasons that the Civil War took place during this time. The slaves kept hoping that one day they would all stand as equals.
  • A Long Wait

    A Long Wait
    In the end, slavery is finally abolished from the United States. On this day, the 13th Amendment is ratified after such a long wait. They had begun to create this since January, but it toook almost a year to be ratified. Although, the 13th Amendment was created I believe this change could have occured years ago. Even though, slavery was abolished, African Americans still had a long way in front of them to become equal citizens.
  • Death of Frederick Douglass

    Death of Frederick Douglass
    In the end, Frederick Douglass attended a meeting in Washington, D.C. of the National Council of Women. This meeting was made to discuss women's rights, and to find a way to solve this inequality. At the meeting, Frederick gave a few words about this issue, and went home after the meeting. When he arrived at home he discussed the meeting with his wife. Sadly, he suffered a heart attack while explaining the meeting with his wife. This is the story of an American hero.