Posts Tagged by first attempt to escape

My Bondage and My Freedom

“Believing that one of the best means of emancipating the slaves of the south is to improve and elevate the character of the free colored people of the north, I shall labor in the future, as I have labored in the past, to promote the moral, social, religious, and intellectual elevation of the free colored […] more

Life and Times of Frederick Douglass

“No man can be truly free whose liberty is dependent upon the thought, feeling and action of others, and who has himself no means in his own hands for guarding, protecting, defending and maintaining that liberty”. Free e- book Life and Times of Frederick Douglass Written by himself Hartford, Connecticut: Park Publishing, Co. 1881. Life […] more

Life in the Plantation

“Freedom of choice is the essence of all accountability” When Frederick Douglass was about 15 years old he moved to St Michael to live with his new master Thomas Auld and his new wife, Rowena. Rowena was mean and cruel, Thomas was stingy and selfish and never fed his slaves enough. Reading School – Sabbath […] more