He was able to pass as a white man because of his light skin complexion. Rebecca Latimer the wife who had darker skin acted as if she was George’s slave. They pass through towns and cities to get to freedom land in Boston. A very famous black man called Fredrick Douglass who was a former slave spoke up against George Latimer’s arrest in Boston. In addition to Mr. Douglass’ request for Latimar’s freedom a trial ruled that he was still a slave.
Frederick Douglass, the most successful runaway slave that ever was. Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey was born directly into slavery in Talbot County, Maryland to his mother, Harriet Bailey and his father, who is said to be Anthony Aaron . His birth year is thought to be around 1818 however the exact date is unknown. He later chose to celebrate his birthday on February 14th. He began his early stages of life living with his maternal grandmother, Betty Bailey, but a relatively young age, he was forced to live on a plantation with plantation owners, one of which was thought to be his father.
It's mostly the story of Murray's grandmother, who had been a slave (and a mistress of the household at the same time), and her grandfather, a scholar and teacher and Civil War veteran who brought education to the newly freed slaves following the Civil War. Her grandmother was born after a plantation son raped his sister's slave. This was an interesting family history told by Pauli Murray, a founder of NOW (National Organization for Women.) She pays homage to her grandparents and great grandparents, documenting the life of "freedmen" of color as well as the lives of slaves who later become free. The story addresses so many aspects of race in American history, pre- and post-Civil
Equiano states that his capture was the typical of how the slave trade worked (Equiano, p.8). This was nothing new to him, his father owned slaves himself in the Igbo Nation. Many of these slaves were either slaves of war or had been convicted of crimes such as, adultery or kidnapping. While being a captive slave, Equiano was only considered as being a piece of property and was treated as mere cargo instead of as a human. He was first put up for sale in the spring of 1756, not being purchased he climbed aboard a smaller ship and became property of the planter, Campbell.
“My mother was named Harriet Bailey. She was the daughter of Isaac and Betsey Bailey, both colored, and quite dark”. As you can read he talks about his mother and his grand-parents. In the book “Trouble Don’t Last” Samuel, (who is the slave and the narrator of the story) also talks a bit about his family and how everyone is his family was a slave. As I had stated before they both talked about where and how they were born.
Her exact burial location is not known, although the family believes it is within feet of her mother's gravesite.  Lackstown is the name of the land that has been held by the (black) Lacks family since they received it from the (white) Lacks family, who had owned the ancestors of the black Lackses when slavery was legal. Many members of the black Lacks family were also descended from the white Lacks family. A row of boxwoods separates the graves of whites from those of the blacks buried in the family cemetery.  For decades, Henrietta Lacks' mother had the only tombstone of the five graves in the family cemetery in Lackstown, and Henrietta's own grave was unmarked.
His father, Joshua Dunbar, was a former slave who escaped to Canada and later served in the volunteer Fifty-fifth Massachusetts Infantry during the American Civil War. His mother, the former Mrs. Matilda Murphy, was an ex-house slave from Lexington, Kentucky. Neither parent was formally educated, but both were self taught readers by the time Dunbar was born (Wiggins 11). Life during the Reconstruction Era was difficult for many African Americans, especially in the south. In the Alabama Review, Bertis English, Assistant Professor of History at Alabama State University, writes that, “numerous whites vented their frustrations by harassing, intimidating, or physically assaulting blacks” and that they “made it difficult for African Americans to buy land and homes, secure employment, or gather socially.” (4).
“I have known him to kick my aunt, an old woman who had raised the nursed him, and I have seen him punish my sisters awfully with hickories from the woods.” However, slavery in Southern America was usually patriarchal in character contrary to common belief; quite a big portion of slaves were regarded and considered to be part of the family to which they belonged. These slaves were treated with kindness and consideration, with strong emotional bonds between slave and owner. During the New Deal, President Roosevelt ordered journalists to interview former slaves and compile the data into a book, the slave narratives. The results of this study were quite shocking-there was not one slave out of the 2300 interviewed that proclaimed exploitation of themselves by their master. One of those slaves was a female called Millie Evans.
Antoinette Cooper African American Authors 5th period Chapter 1 Chapter 1 was about Fredrick Douglass’s childhood, how he was born in Tuckahoe, Maryland and him and many other slaves didn’t know when they where born. He barely knew his mother and his owner Captain Anthony was supposed to be his father. His mother, Harriet Bailey was a field worker wasn't allowed to see him very often she died when Douglass was about seven years old. Chapter 2 In this chapter he describes his owner family, Colonel Lloyd , who was the main overseer, over the entire plantation and he describes how if a slave broke plantation rules tried to run away or became wild they were whipped and shipped to Baltimore to be sold to slave traders