Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass was an American author, reformer, and statesman. He was one of the leaders who championed the abolition of slavery and was well known for his oratory skills. Although once a slave, he became famous for his highly-intellectual writing, which ran counter to the belief that was prevalent at the time that slaves could not grasp highly complex concepts and ideas. At Mind Muzic, we use music to teach children about the life and works of Frederick Douglass. This is because music makes it easy for a great alternative to other forms of learning.

About Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass was born in 1818 and was a highly influential figure in the abolition movement. Frederick wrote a number of autobiographies that told the story of his life as a slave. His 1845 book An American Slave became a bestseller and many abolitionists in the South and the North used it in their campaigns to end slavery. Frederick is also remembered for championing universal suffrage including the right for women to vote, a very revolutionary concept at the time. Despite his refusal, he was nominated to be the running mate of Victoria Woodhall who was a presidential candidate in the 1872 presidential election.

Popular Facts about Frederick Douglass

  • In the early years of Frederick Douglass’ life, he was not allowed to learn how to read as he was a slave. To get around this, he would carry small bits of bread when he was sent on errands, which he gave to white kids in return for them teaching him how to read and write.
  • When he finally mastered how to read and write, Frederick Douglass started to teach other slaves how to read and write, even running classes. Eventually, however, mobs broke up the classes as slave owners did not want slaves to learn how to read.
  • Frederick Douglass was originally named Washington Bailey but changed his name after escaping from the cotton plantations. He adopted the name Douglass in order to remain undetected. This is a name that he got from a popular poem at the time, ‘The Lady of the Lake.
  • Frederick Douglass achieved the distinction of being the most photographed American in the 19th There were about 160 different photographs of him. This was more than those of Abraham Lincoln.
  • Frederick Douglass refused to celebrate The Fourth of July Independence Day celebrations until all slaves were freed. He also recruited African American soldiers to fight on the side of the Union during the American Civil War.

Frederick Douglass History Lessons | What Mind Muzic Offers

Mind Muzic has produced a song that can help your child learn about Frederick Douglass. Learning through music is a fun and interactive way to know more about this towering figure of American history. Music is also highly memorable and in the same way that children are able to master lyrics of other songs, our music helps the facts about Frederick Douglass stick in their minds.

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At Mind Muzic, we are dedicated to ensuring that your children get a great education. Our music is produced by a team of top-music professionals so you are assured that it is music that your kids will love. We have won numerous awards and we focus on giving children an alternative way to imbibe knowledge.

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