by Frederick Douglass
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The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: Excerpt from Chapter 1
- Frederick Douglass
In this excerpt from Frederick Douglass' autobiography, Douglass describes the horrifying abuse of Aunt Hester by the slave master.Pair “The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas: Excerpt from Chapter 1” with “Letter from Frederick Douglass to Harriet Tubman” to further explore Douglass’s contributions to abolishing slavery. How did Douglass’s public means of criticizing slavery help the movement?
The Sit-In Movement
This informational text discusses the different forms of peaceful protests that civil rights activists employed during their struggle for equality.Pair “The Sit-In Movement” with “Letter from Frederick Douglass to Harriet Tubman” and ask students to explore different forms of protest and resistance in the two texts: violent vs. peaceful and private vs. public. Are some forms of protest more successful than others? Why or why not?