Kids learn about the biography of frederick douglass a slave who taught himself to read and then became a leader in fighting for the civil rights of african-americans and women. Online shopping from a great selection at books store frederick douglass : autobiographies : narrative of the life of frederick douglass, an american slave / my bondage and my freedom / life and times of frederick douglass (library of america. On september 3, 1838, abolitionist, journalist, author, and human rights advocate frederick douglass made his dramatic escape from slavery—traveling north by train and boat—from baltimore, through delaware, to philadelphia that same night, he took a train to new york, where he arrived the following morning. Frederick douglass was born into slavery in february of 1818 as frederick augustus washington bailey in talbot county maryland in 1845, at garrison's urging, douglass wrote and published his first autobiography, narrative of the life of frederick douglass, an american slave. A short frederick douglass biography describes frederick douglass frederick douglass was born into slavery in maryland as frederick bailey circa 1818 douglass served as a slave on farms on the eastern shore of maryland and in douglass first learned how to read and began making contacts.
Frederick douglass was a prominent american abolitionist three autobiographies are considered important works of the slave narrative tradition as well as classics of american autobiography douglass' work as a reformer ranged from his abolitionist activities in the early 1840s to his. Narrative of the life of frederick douglass is an 1845 memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and former slave frederick douglass frontispiece of douglass from the first edition at this point in the narrative. Douglass, frederick frederick douglass, oil painting by sarah j eddy he is at first overcome with joy that he has arrived in a free state but almost immediately, he says biography of frederick douglass pbs learningmedia.
10 things you may not have known about frederick douglass douglass wrote his first autobiography the narrative of the life of frederick douglass at about age of 27 frederick and his wife anna murray had five children. Frederick douglass biography frederick douglass (1818 - 1895) african-american, anti-slavery campaigner in 1845, douglass wrote his first autobiography - narrative of the life of frederick douglass, an american slave.
Narrative of the life of frederick douglass, an american slave: written by himself study guide contains a biography of frederick douglass, literature essays, a complete e-text, quiz questions, majo. Douglass' narrative begins with the few facts he knows about his birth and parentage his father is a slave owner and his mother is a slave named harriet bailey here and throughout the autobiography, douglass highlights the common practice of white slave owners raping slave women, both to satisfy their sexual hungers and to expand their slave.
A statue of douglass erected in 1899 — the first in the united states to memorialize an african american —stands in rochester's the frederick douglass family initiative is publishing a special edition of his first autobiography, narrative of the life of frederick douglass.
Essays and criticism on frederick douglass' narrative of the life of frederick douglass, an american slave - narrative of the life of frederick douglass, an american all students of the slave narrative have agreed that the masterpiece of the form is frederick douglass' first autobiography. Narrative of the life of frederick douglass republication of narrative of the life of frederick douglass, an american slave, first published by the anti-slavery office, boston, 1845 new introductory note this autobiography was assigned to me when i was a junior in high school. Donate to me at chapter guide at the bottom first published in 1845, the narrative of the life of frederick douglass became frederick douglass's most well. Frederick douglass is one of the most celebrated writers in the african american literary tradition, and his first autobiography is the one of the most widely read north american slave narratives. Frederick douglass (c 1817-1895) is a central figure in united states and african american history he was born a slave, circa 1817 douglass wrote and published his first autobiography, the narrative.