Words set me free


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Words set me free

  1. 1. Words Set Me Free: The Life Of Frederick Douglass By Michael Penn Third Grade March 13, 2013
  2. 2. These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the fulfillment of the ages has come. 1 Corinthians 10:11
  3. 3. Frederick Douglass  February 1818 – February 1895  77 years old - heart attack  Born near Easton, Maryland, Great House Farm  Holme Hill Farm, Talbot County, Maryland  Abolitionist  Newspaper editor  Presidential advisor of Abraham Lincoln
  4. 4. February 1818 – February 1895 77 years old - heart attack Born near Easton, Maryland Abolitionist Newspaper editor Presidential advisor to Abraham Lincoln
  5. 5. Slave children eating cornmeal mush from a animal trough.
  6. 6. 1826 - eight years old  Travels to Baltimore  To work for Hugh Auld  Became a city slave instead of a plantation slave  His wife, Sophia taught Frederick the alphabet  He practiced writing on fences
  7. 7. 1835 – seventeen years old  Frederick was sent to work for Mr. Freeland  He started a illegal school with Henry, John, and Handy  He planned an escape with five slaves  They were captured and imprisoned  Mr. Auld released him and he was hired as ship caulker
  8. 8. 1838-twenty years old  Frederick escapes to New York by train  Marries Anna Murray
  9. 9. 1841 – twenty-three years old  Invited to speak at an anti-slavery meeting  Became a lecturer on the abolition of slavery  Travels widely in the East and Midwest lecturing against slavery and campaigning for rights of free Blacks
  10. 10. 1845 – twenty-seven years old  Wrote and published, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave  Editor of The North Star, an abolitionist newspaper
  11. 11. 1874- Named president of Freedman's Savings and Trust Company. 1877-Appointed U.S. Marshall of the District of Columbia. Douglass Washington, D.C. home
  12. 12. I admire his Christian Character Qualities…  Endurance  Faith  Good personality  He spoke up for others in slavery and about women’s rights to vote  He was the most famous runaway slave in America
  13. 13. It is important to remember Frederick Douglass because he taught himself to read and words set him free. I believe education is important.
  14. 14. References Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass by Lesa Cline-Ransome Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans by Kadir Nelson Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglasss: The Story Behind an American Friendship by Russell Freedman Slaves Who Dared: The Stories of Ten African American Heroes by Mary Garrison
  15. 15. “If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle.”
  16. 16. “Upon the subject of education, I view it as the most important subject which we as a people can be engaged in.” Abraham Lincoln
  17. 17. “Mr. Douglass, never come to Washington without calling upon me.” Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglas were born poor. Both were self-educated and fought against slavery. (1863)
  18. 18. His sons Lewis (20) and Charles (18) fought in the Civil War.
  19. 19. Vocabulary words: Abolish: to do away with; put an end to: to abolish slavery. Abolitionist: (especially prior to the Civil War) a person who advocated or supported the abolition of slavery in the U.S. Abolish, abolitionist. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged. Retrieved March 13, 2013, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/abolitionist
  20. 20. Bible principles The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction. Proverbs 1:7 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
  21. 21. Then said Jesus to those…believed on him, “If ye continue in my word, then are you my disciples indeed; And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:31, 32
  22. 22. “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:30-31
  23. 23. Words Set Me Free: The Life of Frederick Douglass