Fedrick Douglas, Abraham Lincoln, And Martin Luther King Jr.
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As much as we want to change this, change is inevitable. Many people in our history have fought vigorously for change. Change is simply a part of life. In our society there are people who do not agree of the idea of change, and these individuals will do anything to keep things the same. There are many people who forced the idea of change in our country, like Fedrick Douglas, Abraham Lincoln, and Martin Luther King Jr. These 3 people were heroes to a lot of people, and stood up for what they believed in to make the world a better place. Fedrick Douglas was a former slave escaped at the age of 20, and became a notable orator, writer and statesman. Douglas was also a prominent American abolitionist. Fedrick Douglas was an agent of change, he gave himself the job to speak for all the slaves of America. On July 5, 1852 Douglas spoke in front of an audience in New York. He expressed his feelings about our national independence and the flaws in the Declaration of independence. During his great speech Douglas spoke with passion and slight anger. “To drag a man in fetters into the grand illuminated temple of liberty, and call upon him to join you in joyous anthems, were inhuman mockery and sacrilegious irony. Do you mean, citizens, to mock me, by asking me to speak today?” Douglas said these words, because it seemed to be as if they were mocking him, because they asked him to speak about the declaration of independence, but the 4th of July does not mean anything to him because he