African Diaspora Essay.docx - Life of Frederick Douglass 1 Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Erial Jones Introduction to African Diaspora

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Life of Frederick Douglass 1 Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Erial Jones Introduction to African Diaspora Professor Ted Butler 30 September 2019
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Life of Frederick Douglass 2 Frederick Douglass was born in Talbot county, Maryland in Tuckahoe. Frederick Douglass was born to the slave of Harriet Bailey and her slave master. He did not have any recollection of his age. He believed he was about seventeen years old in 1835. His mother, Harriet Bailey, was taken from him as an infant after his twelfth month. She was sold to another plantation to a man named Mr. Stewart. Frederick Douglass was soon taken care of by an old woman that was said to be “too old for field labor.” He only saw his mother four or five times in his life. Through the night, Harriet Bailey, would travel by foot to see Frederick Douglass. Frederick’s mother died when he was about seven years old. He was not allowed to see her death or burial. Frederick Douglass father was a white man. According to anybody he ever spoke to about his parentage, they whispered and said he was his slave master. He believed that slaves of mixed heritage had it worse than black slaves because they were singled out for cruel treatment by the slave's master's white wife. The mulatto slaves would often be sold away or must suffer under the lash under the parent, their father, or their brother. The mulatto slave was the product of fathers less or the commodity. Frederick Douglass had seen countless acts of barbarity and savagery from his master Mr. Gore. “He did nothing reluctantly, no matter how disagreeable; always at his post, never inconsistent. He never promised but to fulfill. He was, in a word, a man of the of the most inflexible firmness and stone line coolness.” Gore was beating a slave named Demby. Demby jumped in the bank so the overseer would beat him no longer. Mr. Gore called out to Demby
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