Frederick Douglass for Kids: His Life and Times, with 21 Activities (For Kids series)

Frederick Douglass for Kids: His Life and Times, with 21 Activities (For Kids series)

Nancy I. Sanders

Language: English

Pages: 144

ISBN: 1569767173

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Few Americans have had as much impact on this nation as Frederick Douglass. Born on a plantation, he later escaped slavery and helped others to freedom via the Underground Railroad. In time he became a bestselling author, an outspoken newspaper editor, a brilliant orator, a tireless abolitionist, and a brave civil rights leader. He was famous on both sides of the Atlantic in the years leading up to the Civil War, and when war broke out, Abraham Lincoln invited him to the White House for counsel and advice.

            Frederick Douglass for Kids follows the footsteps of a true hero, one of the leading African Americans of his day. And to better appreciate Douglass and his times, readers will:

·        form a debating club

·        create a sailor’s tarpaulin hat and cravat that Douglass wore during his escape

·        make a Civil War haversack

·        participate in a microlending program

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trailblazers. Far away from the ideals of freedom found in Boston, the prejudice against free blacks was very strong in this northern city. As their daughter Rosetta explained, “Prejudice in the early [18]40s in Rochester ran rampant and mother became more distrustful.” In spite of these difficulties, however, Anna devoted her life to the abolitionist cause more than ever. Rosetta said, “Her life in Rochester was not less active in the cause of the slave, if anything she was more

April • Confederacy attacks Fort Sumter. May • Frederick Douglass rallies two-fold cry: “Immediate emancipation and enlist black troops!” Spring • Confederacy uses slaves for noncombat duties. • African American leaders in New York offer to organize and finance black regiments. • African American leaders in Philadelphia form two black regiments. • Jacob Dodson and 300 free blacks volunteer in Washington, DC. Similar offers pour in from free blacks across the North. • Offers

of Slavery’s shame. So all honor and all glory To those noble sons of Ham— The gallant colored soldiers Who fought for Uncle Sam! *Ham was a son of Noah from the Bible who is said to be an ancestor of the African race. **Uncle Sam is a common nickname for the United States. ***The standard is the American flag. 97 98 g6 “that this nation, under god, shall have a new birth of freedom . . ." The Nation's New Hour he Civil War was over. With the last cannon blast fired on the battlefield came

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As usual, these protests did not sway Frederick Douglass’s firm convictions in equal rights. He responded to public opinion by stating that when he married a woman the same color as his mother, nobody objected, but now that he married a woman the same color as his father, many people protested. (left) Silver tea set in the Douglass home at Cedar Hill. Photo by author, courtesy National Park Service, Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (right) Helen Pitts Douglass, second wife of Frederick

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