Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Featuring Frederick Douglass

This is Black History Month and I would like to share some of the inspiration stories of African American that has encourages myself, families, friends and other individuals to follow their dreams and achieve their goals.

Frederick Douglass known as the “father of Civil Rights movement,” for his impassioned arguments against slavery. Frederick Douglass spoke with such clarity and precision that many could not believe that he was a self-educated former slave.
As a child, Douglass bribed Caucasian boys on the docks of Baltimore to teach him to read. His quest for knowledge was so strong that he eventually amassed a personal library of more than 10,000 volumes.
Escaping from slavery in 1838, Douglass became a zealous fighter for human rights, including women’s rights. After Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. Douglass dedicated himself to organizing African American military units to fight for the Union. For his significant contributions to his country, Frederick Douglass was later rewarded with diplomatic post in Haiti and the Dominican Republic

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