Frederick douglass family initiatives (fdfi) introduces a project called, one million abolitionists to honor douglass’s 200th birthday, we will print one million hardcover copies of the narrative of the life of frederick douglass: an american slave and give them to young people all across the country. Douglass, frederick frederick douglass, oil painting by sarah j eddy, 1883 in the frederick douglass national historic site, washington, dc national park service at a nantucket , massachusetts, antislavery convention in 1841, douglass was invited to describe his feelings and experiences under slavery. An undated photo of abolitionist frederick douglass douglass lived from 1818 to 1895, and became a prominent figure in the abolitionist community after his escape from slavery in 1838. Douglass’s 1845 narrative of the life of frederick douglass, an american slave, written by himself can be seen as a response to both of these types of opposition the narrative pointedly states that douglass is its sole author, and it contains two prefaces from garrison and another abolitionist, wendell phillips, to attest to this fact. This biography of frederick douglass covers the life of the most famous black abolitionist and intellectual of the 19th century it covers the major developments of douglass's life from his birth in 1818 through his time as a slave and his rise to prominence as a black voice for freedom.
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 was the most well-known black in america in the mid 19 century an advisor to president lincoln he spoke out for freedom for slaves and for women's rights. Frederick douglass biography frederick douglass (1818 – 1895) african-american, anti-slavery campaigner frederick douglass was a former slave who escaped to become a powerful anti-slavery orator douglass wrote three autobiographies describing his experiences as a slave and gaining his freedom. Frederick douglass led a full and productive life as an abolitionist, presidential advisor, activist, and orator however, in the 21st century, we most remember him for his skills as a memoirist.
A narrative of the life of frederick douglass, an american slave is a memoir and treatise on abolition written by former slave, frederick douglass the text, first published in 1845, describes the events of his life and encompasses eleven chapters that recount douglass' life as a slave and his ambition to become a free man. Narrative of the life of frederick douglass is an 1845 memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and former slave frederick douglass during his time in lynn, massachusetts it is generally held to be the most famous of a number of narratives written by former slaves during the same period. As the nation and world commemorate the 200th birthday anniversary of frederick douglass, descendants of the famed abolitionist, statesman, orator and ambassador are preserving his historic legacy. Today marks frederick douglass' 199th birthday — and in preparation for his bicentennial, the maryland abolitionist's descendants have planned a project they hope revives douglass' legacy. In 1845, “narrative of the life of frederick douglass, an american slave,” was written as a straightforward abolitionist horror story, albeit an exceptionally humane and potent one.
Frederick douglass, an abolitionist and former slave, has had a immeasurable impact on the championing of a free society learn more about his work educational programs. Frederick douglass was an escaped slave who became a prominent activist, author and public speaker he became a leader in the abolitionist movement, which sought to end the practice of slavery. 'frederick douglass' is an extended meditation on the legend's self-invention david w blight's opus manages to be both a celebration of a remarkable life and a sober reminder of the many ways in.
Frederick douglass (born frederick augustus washington bailey c february 1818 – february 20, 1895) was an american social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesmanafter escaping from slavery in maryland, he became a national leader of the abolitionist movement in massachusetts and new york, gaining note for his oratory and incisive antislavery writings. Source: review of narrative of the life of frederick douglass, an american slave, in critical essays on frederick douglass, edited by william l andrews, g k hall & co, 1991, pp 21-3. Frederick douglass, abolitionist (1818-1895) photograph: library of congress/getty images t he slave trade and its legacy has become an important sub-theme in this series. Introduction by benjamin quarles, 1960 the publication in 1845 of the narrative of the life of frederick douglass was a passport to prominence for a twenty-seven-year-old negro up to that year most of his life had been spent in obscurity born on the eastern shore of maryland, douglass escaped from slavery in 1838, going to new bedford, massachusetts.
In 1881, douglass published his third autobiography, life and times of frederick douglass, which took a long view of his life's work, the nation's progress, and the work left to do although the nation had made great strides during reconstruction, there was still injustice and a basic lack of freedom for many americans. Frederick douglass (1818-1895) was a champ of the abolitionist movement—so much so that he was able to write not one, not two, but three bestselling autobiographies about his life born frederick augustus washington bailey, he was a runaway slave, a supporter of women's rights, and probably the. Frederick douglass escaped slavery and went on to become an influential abolitionist, a celebrated author, and a vice-presidential candidate find out more about his incredible life in this mini. Page iii preface in the month of august, 1841, i attended an antislavery convention in nantucket, at which it was my happiness to become acquainted with frederick douglass, the writer of the following narrative.