Slavery has been an issue since the begining of America until it reached boiling point during the 1800’s. Most of the slaves had very little or hardly any education but knew they wanted their freedom. One of the most famous abolitionist was Frederick Douglass a former american slaves, he managed to escape slavery and got educated. William Lloyd Garrison was a also an abolitionist, journalist, and suffragist.He believed the slaves should get receive the same rights as American Citizens. Both men agreed that slavery was unjust and unconstitutional.
Douglass knows America needs a voice some that can show the slave side point of view. While Garrison observes the abolitionist movement he certainly pushes for it like Douglass does Together they fought against slavery, although they have different perspectives on the subject, both very prominent abolitionist.
Frederick Douglass has a very distinct point of view on slavery because he experienced it firsthand. According to the Letter from Frederick Douglass to William Garrison, Douglass states “ I have been frequently counselled to leave America altogether, and make Britain my home.
But this I cannot do, unless it shall be absolutely necessary for my personal freedom. I doubt not that my old master is in a state of mind quite favorable to an attempt at re-capture. Not that he wishes to make money by selling me, or by holding me himself, but to feed his revenge.”1 He tells Garrison his owner in reality wants to have power over him.
Douglass is described himself as being dehumanized by his owner.
Douglass willingness for change was evident and he expressed it in directly according to the speech The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro “Fellow-citizens, pardon me, allow me to ask, why am I called upon to speak here to-day? What have I, or those I represent, to do with your national independence? Are the great principles of political freedom and of natural justice, embodied in that Declar…