Thursday, September 22, 2011
I know a little bit about this from reading Frederick Douglas in highschool. He was an African American abolitionist who escaped slavery if im not mistaken. Fredricks writing was very powerful in my Opinion. The first few paragraphs were really boring because he was talking about the past, mainly about the fact that America was young. He says that America being young was a consolation to make up for slavery I think. Since America was a young country we have time to correct our mistakes and abolish slavery. I think thats what he means. Once he started talking about the present situation (slavery) his writing got interesting. He makes some powerful comparisons. He uses the bible a few times as well. Fredrick says that we as a nation are stepping on the bible by allowing slavery.