Sterling Biographies: Frederick Douglass: Rising Up from Slavery (Sterling Biographies)

Sterling Biographies: Frederick Douglass: Rising Up from Slavery (Sterling Biographies)[Read] ➱ Sterling Biographies: Frederick Douglass: Rising Up from Slavery (Sterling Biographies) By Frances E. Ruffin – From slave to freedom fighter that was the long and hard journey taken by Frederick Douglass Douglass was America’s first great civil rights leader and he threw off the physical mental and legal cha From Frederick Douglass: Rising Up PDF or slave to freedom Frederick Douglass: PDF/EPUB ê fighter that was the long and hard journey taken by Frederick Douglass Douglass Sterling Biographies: Kindle - was America’s first great civil rights leader and he threw off the physical mental and legal chains of Biographies: Frederick Douglass: Kindle Ø slavery to become one of America’s greatest champions for human rights It was said that his life was Biographies: Frederick Douglass: Rising Up Kindle - proof that once black people could read and write about their injustices they would have the power to end slavery Frances Biographies: Frederick Douglass: Rising Up Kindle - E Ruffin explores this inspiring figure in all his complexity and captures the hardships prejudice and violence Douglass endured as he fought for justice Numerous fascinating illustrations photos and engravings show Douglass’s family abolition meetings Civil War battles freed blacks getting their first vote and. Having just finished a book on Abraham Lincoln and slavery I found this book to be much enjoyable and understandable than I otherwise would have The life story of Frederick Douglass is tragic and triumphant He was a true hero to the people of this country during the pivotal years between 1845 and 1870 or thereabouts He was so important in the crusade to liberate the slaves both before and after gaining his own freedom Once that was achieve he worked tirelessly to help the blacks achieve a level of euality that they struggled to win He was a great role model to them and to everyone He never backed downThe book is written for young people and is easily understood I listened to this book and my one big complaint is that the narrator in spite of having a great voice and speaking clearly did a horrible job with proper inflections I found myself thinking now wait What did he just saymean? But I also found myself crying over the horrendous treatment Frederick and his fellow slaves endured at the hands of cruel task masters I highly recommend this book but be sure you are knowledgeable about Lincoln and the slave issue before you read it Read a good portion of this with my 5 yr old It was brutal and wonderful spurred on many difficult and necessary conversations Douglass was a sterling figure I look forward to getting into a few substantive bio's of him someday but this was a solid intro An interesting look at the life of one of America's most ardent abolitionists Born a slave in 1818 he suffered under the cruelty of several owners and masters; others were tolerant and kind He had a compelling desire to attain his freedom which he did in his twenties then to fight for freedom for all blacks He became a proflic writer and founded his own newspaper the North Star which advocated the abolition of slavery and also for women's sufferage He was a very capable orator and was in great demand not only in the United States but also in Great Britain Though he did not agree with all of President Lincoln's policies he supported and greatly admired him He was an ardent Republican and thought that party better than the Democrats could best help the black cause His life spanned a pivotal period in American history when civil rights took its largest leap forward He played a leading role in that cause and was perhaps the most well known and respected black man of his age This book is very informative But as a young African American child it makes me sad to read stuff like this To know that people like Fredrick were considered property and were shipped off from place to place like a couch To know that Fredrick lived this way until he was twenty five sort of stabbed a whole in my heart It truely made me feel for Fredrick But it also made me happy to know that after all he had been through he had the courage to fight back When I read the chapter about fredrick fighting back against the slave breaker and won I sort of cheered on the inside and knowing this made me feel like it was a great feat for the African American community and I And I can't wait to finish the book and see what else he accomplished I though that this book described what people were going through during slavery and how people were affected by it Fredrick Douglass was just one example of how blacks were treated and I think that it is also very assuring to see an example of one that was successful at the end Also I think that people who ever doubted him were probably pissed because he was so successful Also i think that he was so brave to stand up to his owners I would have never stood up because i would be afraid that i would get beat up by my owners or even killed Short informative biography of Frederick Douglass the first American civil rights leader Born into slavery he was determined to educate himself and live as a free man He escaped from slavery and rose to national and international prominence as a powerful orator for the abolitionist movement He exemplified a clear vision of justice and also embraced the cause of women's suffrage and women's rights I loved this book It was SO informative and interesting The pictures were really well chosen and they definitely enhanced my understanding of and appreciation for FD's life He was truly an amazing person He set a great example for everyone around him and inspired others to stand up for themselves I would like to mold my own actions after many of his Listened to this book in one sitting driving as an audiobook from audiblecom I found it very fascinating I learned about the mistreatment of slaves abolitionist mov't and the wide circles that Douglass ran in and impacted I'm a history buff and think this is a solid readlisten easy read biography of a great American that was one of the most influential civil rights champions of our Country Very informative and educational a good read

Sterling Biographies: Frederick Douglass: Rising Up from
  • Hardcover
  • 128 pages
  • Sterling Biographies: Frederick Douglass: Rising Up from Slavery (Sterling Biographies)
  • Frances E. Ruffin
  • English
  • 04 November 2014
  • 9781402757990