Frederick Douglass And Malcolm X

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Slavery started in 1619 when the first ship came to America and 1808 ended the importation of slaves but slavery was abolished until January 1, 1836 with the Emancipation Proclamation. Although slavery was illegal that did not stop the hatred and cruel activities white people had against the Blacks. After African Americans started evolving and started taking actions this is when The Civil Rights movement began and blacks want their rights as citizens and wanted to be equal. These major leaders during this era were Dr. King, Frederick Douglass, and Malcolm X. It is important to compare and contrast their biographies, philosophies, achievements, and public regard. After careful examination it will be proven that philosophies have been the most impactful.

The major leader is Frederick Douglass. Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey was born to Harriet Bailey and her white master. He was born into slavery sometime around 1818 in Talbot County on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. At a young age, Frederick was selected to live in the home of the plantation owners, one of whom may have been his father. His mother, an intermittent presence in his life, died when he was around 10. Although it was banned for slaves to know how to read and write, Baltimore slaveholder Hugh Auld’s wife Sophia taught Frederick the alphabet when he was around 12. The exact year and date of Fredericks birth date is unknown but later in life he chose to celebrate it on February 14. Once he escape from
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