Frederick Douglass Museum and Cultural Center. You may say that Frederick Douglass considers himself a member of the one race which exists. Moreover, he argued it was imperative to obtain some measure of political, legal, and social rights for blacks to confront the rising level of horrific anti-black violence that was sweeping the United States. In less than 24 hours, Frederick arrived in New York City and declared himself free. How to cite this entry. Garrison represented the radical end of the abolitionist spectrum. Well, my dear reader, this battle with Mr.
Second, since blacks were humans, Douglass argued they were entitled to the natural rights that natural law mandated and that the United States recognized in its Declaration of Independence and Constitution. Reason the first Black math professor at a white college , and others, a National Convention of Colored Men was held in Buffalo to find ways to end slavery. He and his wife Linda are committed to preserving the legacy of African American authors and artists by collecting their work and have acquired a huge collection of items, including more than , letters, books and manuscripts. Speaks at an abolitionist meeting in Massachusetts and is employed as a lecturer for the Anti-Slavery society. Douglass only saw his mother four or five times thereafter and for only a few hours each time.
Recall that he held that his unacknowledged father was his white master. His sources for his belief were many. I sincerely believe, that the weight of the argument is in favor of the unity of origin of the human race, or species—that the arguments on the other side are partial, superficial, utterly subversive of the happiness of man, and insulting to the wisdom of God. The relation between Douglass and the topic of black political leadership is wrapped up with his life, activities, and writing. Abraham Lincoln , advocating that former slaves be armed for the North and that the war be made a direct confrontation against slavery. Delany moves from Pittsburgh to Rochester in order to found with and work with Frederick Douglass and William Cooper Nell on a new paper, North Star , printed in the basement of Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion church, a flourishing center for "underground" activities. Escapes to Canada to avoid being arrested as an accomplice in John Brown's plan to seize Harper's Ferry and sails to England: Douglass knew and supported John Brown in his assisting escaped slaves to reach Canada.
Griffiths put the North Star's finances in order, and Douglass was eventually able to regain possession of his home. Continue to article content. Humans resist providential justice; this could be seen in the resistance of the slave-holding states of America to the abolition of slavery and the apathy of many other Americans about slavery; thus, the end of slavery requires action: agitation, protest, and if needed military intervention. Blassingame and John R. He became increasingly concerned about the denial of black civil rights and the rising waves of anti-black violence. The relation between Douglass and the topic of black political leadership is wrapped up with his life, activities, and writing. How to cite this entry.