Sunday, October 13, 2013

Ju Ye-lam/Bio-info/Tue 1pm

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass portrait.jpg

a. He was born in Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, a slave, in Tuckahoe, Talbot County, Maryland in 1818. His father and mother were all slaves and he was raised by his grandmother. He was sent to one place after another also as a slave. But he had a passion to learn, he practiced reading and writing in secret during his early life.

b. He was famous for his dazzling oratory and incisive antislavery writing after he escaped from slavery. He also wrote several autobiographies to support abolition.

c. Unlike other slaves, Douglass had a consciousness and thought that he had to learn. If I were him, I just would settle for my situations and do nothing to improve myself. His attitude to his life was very impressive.

d. a strong will, passion, patience

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