He first stated to pit the different aspects of a black slave against another black slave; old black male vs. young black male, light skin slaves vs. dark skin slaves, female vs. male and vice versa in all the situations stated. He also suggested that the slave master have white servants and overseers, who distrust all Blacks. But after doing so, he still felt as though it was of importance for their slaves to trust and depend on their slave masters. He felt the slaves must love, respect and trust only US gentlemen. This was going to be the slave masters’ successor to control.
A lot of these leaders were born into slavery and escaped, passing on powerful messages to the people to come together and fight for their rights. I found Fredrick Douglas to be a good example of one who was born into slavery. He had a slave mom and a white dad that resulted in him being sent to another plantation to be a servant because of his color. In 1838, Douglas escaped and became part of an Anti-Slavery Society in 1841. He gave a powerful speech on the fourth of July addressing his fellow African Americans called ‘What, to the Slave, is the Fourth of July.’ He portrays how all of America celebrates Independence Day with their political freedom.
The blacks has contributed a lot of work to gain their own freedom. For example, the slaves would run from their masters to become contrabands which was enemy property for the union. Also, they would labor behind the scenes for the nothern armies and rick their lives by going on the battle front. Northerners began enlisting blacks to assist them in the fight. Lincoln's second confiscation act and the militia act both of 1862,
Frederick Douglass’s Life Slavery is a huge topic that includes inspiring stories from slaves, and many heroes. The story of Frederick Douglass is no exception to that. Douglass was born a slave, and was constantly beaten and punished, but that did not stop him from making a difference. After escaping, he tried to do anything he could to stop slavery. He made many lectures where talked about his experiences with slavery, and also made a newspaper called “The North Star” that talked about abolishing slavery.
He shows us just how terrible the life of a slave was, and how he is able to escape from this hell. Not only does he escape, but he is able to put into effect a revolution against slavery, to finally open up the eyes of America to its’ own foundations on which it is built. Our founding fathers said that all men are created equal and this is what Frederick Douglass is fighting for. One of his keys to his escape and his influence of the American public is his education. He would not have been able to accomplish any of his feats without the knowledge and the willpower he gained from his teachings.
Little by little they decided they needed more. African American men fought in War showing how well they can fight for their country alongside white men. Though slavery was the underlying reason for the war, another central debate was the rights of states versus the powers of the federal government (Bowles,2011). They fought long and hard not only for their rights but for the country they wanted to be so much a part of. Before the civil war African Americans still had no real rights.
Print. EAC Library Call Number: 305.896 DOUGLASS 2009 Frederick Douglass wrote The Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglass an American Slave to tell how slavery not only impacted his life but the lives of everyone in his era. His book really centers on the trials he had to face as a slave, and about his journey fighting against the discriminating thoughts against him, by not only others, but by himself. Douglass, while learning to fight against his personal demons, he learns that the only way to become a truly free man is to become and an educated man. Frederick Douglass fights for his own rights in a way that makes bigger impact then violence and changed many peoples view on slavery.
John Brown was a driven man, an abolitionist who was relentless in his opposition to slavery. Ultimately, he justified violence as a means to realize what he considered the most noble of goals – the destruction of slavery. Like his Calvinist father before him, Brown considered slavery a moral blight. But unlike many other white abolitionists, Brown mixed easily with African Americans, prompting Frederick Douglass, the most famous 19th century black abolitionist, to write that: Though a white gentleman, he is in sympathy a black man and as deeply interested in our cause as though his own soul had been pierced by the iron of slavery. In 1849, John Brown settled his family in the black community of North Elba in the New York Adirondacks.
They were dehumanized if they stepped out of line “My husband cousin... they took her tongue out for talking to the clan... You think they gone take our tongues? For talking to you?” (Stockett, 301)- Winnie (A black maid). Black people were denied the right to speak their mind or else they would be tortured or killed. They had to write the novel in secrecy in fear that they would get caught and killed. All the rights of a human being were denied to the black society in which freedom of speech and freedom in society were not