Compare And Contrast Frederick Douglass And Harriet Tubman

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Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass Throughout American history, we have had outstanding people stand out. They stand out because of doing heroic things or by working to change something that would affect many people. There are no two people who stand out more than Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass, in the way of African American rights. They were fundamental in bringing a change in our country. They risked their lives for many peoples freedom. In this paper, I will address how these American icons are alike and how they are different. First, I will start with their childhood. Harriet Tubman, originally Araminta Ross was born into slavery by Harriet Greene and Benjamin Ross sometime in 1820. She was born in Dorchester County Maryland on a plantation. Frederick Douglass was born in Talbot County, Maryland. He…show more content…
He worked as a common laborer. When he moved to New Bedford Frederick decided to change his last name again to what we all know him by, Douglass. Douglass also began reading The Liberator. The Liberator was a weekly antislavery magazine published by William Lloyd Garrison. After speaking at the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society convention, Frederick was asked to speak out about slavery around the North. In 1845, he wrote and autobiography called Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. This autobiography gave people a first hand experience of the horror of slavery. He wrote two other autobiographies called My Bondage and My Freedom in 1855 and Life and Times of Frederick Douglass in 1881. (Encarta) The Fugitive slave laws of 1850 endangered Frederick so he decided to go to Europe for two years. While in Europe he spoke out about slavery. He developed a following in Britain that later purchased his freedom in the United States in 1847. When Douglass got back from touring Europe he began to change his view from Garrison. Garrison and Frederick grew
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