Frederick Douglas: An Influential Black Man

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Born into slavery by a mother he barely saw and a father he never knew whilst took the reality of slavery, hunger and death, but was never brought down by thoughts of depression or hatred. Having little or no clothes nor food to eat he fought psychologically to be stronger because he knew that one day he would be free of oppression. Being one of the first black men to have a government ranked role and also fought for woman suffrage, Frederick Douglas uses his hardship as a youth as a path to guide his future and becoming one of the most famous and influential black man ever lived. Frederick Douglas was born into slavery in Talbot county Maryland. He mentioned that he had no real information about his age but it was the norm during his…show more content…
Douglas was not apart of that bunch, he said he only had a shirt though all the seasons of the year. I find this to be very depressing. Being in the cold without the proper clothing, how did the slaves survive hypothermia without the proper clothing? Slaves master seems to be exceptionally cruel to their slaves even if they are obedient slaves. Douglas describes his life of hell as a slaves having more than one overseer some of those who basked in the act of cruelty by killing and beating slaves for no good reason. And some who did their jobs as an overseer but took no real passion in inflicting pain on slaves. He described how slaves would sing songs as an uplifting from of entertainment, but Frederick said he didn’t how what to make of it at the time. This reminds me of the Antebellum period were slaves sang ‘work-songs” as a way to ward off depressing and also a from of entertainment. This seems to be a common occurrence during slavery according to Chapter ten of Out Of Many slaves masters would beat their slave if they didn’t do a certain amount of work during the day. This would lead to selling of slaves to other planters and slaves would be stripped and showcase on the street for potential

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