Frederick Douglass was an orator, writer, and abolitionist. Born into slavery, Douglass was of mixed racial heritage and suspected that he was possibly the son of his enslaver, a man named Thomas Auld. After escaping from slavery, Douglass committed himself to ending the institution. Although he came to believe this would only be successfully achieved through violence, he also dedicated himself to using his particular rhetorical skills in order to convince people of the necessity of abolition.
Frederick Douglass Character Timeline in A Different Mirror
The timeline below shows where the character Frederick Douglass appears in A Different Mirror. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 2, Chapter 5: “No More Peck o’Corn”
Part 2, Chapter 6: Fleeing “the Tyrant’s Heel”
...millions of Irish people ended up escaping to the US in the nineteenth century. Frederick Douglass commented on how the arrival of new Irish immigrants made life difficult for black workers... (full context)