Be true to yourself! And theses are the words of a former slave. I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.
Frederick Douglass with his second wife Helen Pitts Douglass (sitting). The woman standing is her sister Eva Pitts. [Douglass' first wife, Anna Murray Douglass, died on August After a year of depression, Douglass married Helen on January
Frederick Douglass was an African-American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman. After escaping from slavery, he became a leader of the abolitionist movement, gaining note for his dazzling oratory and incisive antislavery writing.
Students examine the Autobiography of Frederick Douglass to discover how his skilled use of language painted a realistic portrait of slavery and removed some common misconceptions about slaves and their situation.
Things you didn't know about Frederick Douglass: • Douglass worked with both Republicans and Democrats on behalf of black voting rights • He saw a kinship in Haiti's history as a former slave colony and that of blacks in America • He was an outspoken supporter of the women's suffrage movement • His statue is the first to represent Washingon D.C.
This FUN unit covers the Famous American Frederick Douglass. Topics included about Frederick Douglass: life growing up as a slave and moving from one slave owner to another, learning to read, becoming an international speaker, abolitionist, writing an autobiography, meeting with Lincoln during Civil War, his death, and foldables to cover important vocabulary and character traits.
Facing Frederick: The Life of Frederick Douglass, a Monumental American Man By: Tonya Bolden