Professor Edward Heupler
Biography of Frederick Douglass
On a farm near the town of Easton, Maryland was a small child who would later become the most influential African- American in American history. Born in February 1818, Frederick Augustus Washington Baily who later would become Frederick Douglass after he escape to the North. His father is a white slave master and mother was Harriet Baily who work several miles away and so did not see much. Frederick Douglass was voice of black America when none can speak out. Frederick spook out on issue of rights and equality who are denied African- Americans. To me, Frederick Douglass is like Martin Luther King Jr. another prominent speaker who spook out the inequality of blacks.
During at a young age, Frederick work’s for Aaron Anthony. Aaron was not a rich slave owner. Aaron Anthony was a ruthless and distrustful man by a long life of slaveholding. Aaron takes pleasure in whipping slaves and sometimes takes it too far.
“ I have often been awakened at the dawn of day by the most heart-rending shrieks of an own aunt of mine, whom he used to tie up to a joist, and whip upon her naked back till she was literally covered with blood” (Chapter 1, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass)
During that time, Frederick closest relative he stays connected was his aunt and grandmother. Frederick during his lifetime only saw her mother a few times before she died. And at an age of six, he witness whipping of slaves, deprivation of food leads to starvation any young boy shouldn’t suffer.
When Frederick turn eight year old, he was sent to another plantation who own by Sophia and Hugh Auld were he first learn to read and to write from Sophia Auld who Frederick describe as the most angelic and nicest white women that ever met taught him alphabets and numbers to Frederick. But Hugh Auld on the other hand was opposite who think that blacks are slaves who sole purpose was to serve white man. Soon the...