This paper consists of seven pages and examines the inspirational contributions made by Frederick Douglass during his lifetime with personal observations included in this consideration. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.
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continues to serve as an inspiration to those who struggle in the cause of liberty and justice. The author presents personal opinions as well as facts. Bibliography lists
3 sources. BBduglsR.doc Frederick Douglass as Inspiring Contributor Written by B. Bryan Babcock for the Paperstore, Inc., November 2000 Introduction Before Booker T.
Washington stressed vocational education and economic self-help, before W.E.B. DuBois called for political agitation, and before Martin Luther King led nonviolent protests, Frederick Douglass (c1818 - 1895) advocated all of
these tactics to advance the rights of African Americans. Contributions - Frederick Douglass life spanned nearly eighty years, from the time that slavery was universal in American states, to
the time it was becoming a memory. Douglass freed himself from slavery, and through decades of tireless efforts he helped to free millions more. His life was a testament to
courage and persistence that continues to serve as an inspiration to those who struggle in the cause of liberty and justice today(http://www.nps. gov/frdo/freddoug.html). Writer Douglass published three autobiographies: Narrative
of the Life of Frederick Douglass (1845); My Bondage and My Freedom (1855), in which he wrote, "I have worked hardest to get equal rights for Negroes" but this focus
"does not keep me from working to help people of all races." He authored The Life and Times of Frederick Douglas in 1881. Important voice in the crusade to
end slavery. Speaks at a meeting of the Bristol Anti-Slavery Society in 1841 and becomes an agent for the Society, traveling widely in the East and Midwest, lecturing against slavery
and campaigning for rights of free Blacks. He was heard on hundreds of platforms in the US, and in Canada and England, calling for rights for all. In 1848