Category Archives: Frederick Douglas

12 Years A Slave — 12 Blogs On Slavery

The movie 12 Years a Slave (directed by Steve McQueen) is an adaptation of the 1853 autobiography Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup.  Solomon was a free black man who was  in sold into slavery in 1841 and forced to … Continue reading

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America’s Forgotten Freedom Fighters (Like Harriet Tubman)

The PBS series, The Abolitionists, focuses on forgotten American freedom fighters — William Lloyd Garrison, Angelina Grimke, Frederick Douglas, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and John Brown (more about Brown in the 3rd paragraph from the end of this article). How many … Continue reading

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Who’s My #1 Greatest American? William Lloyd Garrison

The PBS serises, The Abolitionists, is about 5 American anti-slavery activists:  Angelina Grimke, William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglas, John Brown, and Harriet Beecher Stowe. The series includes two of my Top 10 Greatest Americans Who is my greatest American of … Continue reading

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The Grimke Sisters — My 6th Greatest American(s)

Two sisters, daughters of a prominent South Carolina plantation owner, slaveholder, and judge; are my #6 Greatest American(s). Their names are Sarah Grimke (1792-1873) and Angelina Grimke (1805-1879). At age 5 Sarah saw a slave being whipped and tried to … Continue reading

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