Frederick Douglass Leadership Style

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The Leadership and Legacy of the Great Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass was more than just an abolitionist and and an anti-slavery activist, he was a leader. He influenced people to stand up and end slavery through his powerful speeches, his uplifting novels, and his admirable positive attitude toward the cruel subject. People may think that Frederick Douglass was just like any other slave, but he wasn’t. Frederick had a hard life, but whether or not he had a good life was in his hands. Frederick Douglass went through life with his head held high. It was hard for him to stay positive because he had it rough as a young boy, he was born into slavery and his parents were very little involved in his life, but the vision of dancing on free soil gave him a reason to wake up every morning.
Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey was born into slavery in Talbot County, Maryland in 1818. His mother died when he was about 10 years old, and he never laid eyes on his father. Frederick was “lucky” enough to be chosen to be one of the very few to ever live in the owner’s home. Nothing lasts forever, and Frederick found that out quick. About 2 years after he obtained a place in the house, he was shipped off to the Baltimore home of Hugh Auld. This new place he started to call home would be where he would start his
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This novel inspired a lot of followers, but tons of critics along with it too. Seeing the impact he made with his first book, he decided to write another one in 1855. It was called My Bondage and My Freedom, and it caught the eye of several peoples. It was such a good seller that Douglass had to travel overseas to evade recapture. He sailed to Ireland and gave powerful speeches on how discriminating slavery was and how wrong it was. British supporters were so influenced, they raised money to legally buy he his
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