Honoring One of America’s Finest Patriots

Posted by Jack

Today is Frederick C. Douglass day, although most American’s don’t even know who he was, but we should.   He was a man of true character and vision.  Like MLK, Douglass was a Christian minister and a great orator on human rights.  Unlike King, he was  he was faithful to his wife.

Here are a few of Douglass’ quotes:

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”

People might not get all they work for in this world, but they must certainly work for all they get.”

“I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.”

Douglass was one of America’s most important social reformers. Born a  chattel slave on a Maryland plantation in 1818, Douglass died a highly respected American citizen in 1895. Blight captures in vivid detail the rise of Frederick Douglass from obscurity to prominence.

Douglass was a self-educated man. With some rudimentary alphabet lessons from his slave mistress and white playmates, the Bible and the Columbian Orator developed his speaking, reading, and writing skills. These skills enabled him to write three autobiographies about his struggles against American slavery and racism and for African American citizenship.

 

In 1845, his first autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave was published while living in Lynn, Massachusetts. He was a fugitive slave. In 1855, now a free man and a resident of Rochester, New York, he issued a revised autobiography, My Bondage and My Freedom. He was a leader of the abolitionist movement. In 1876, the Life and Times of Frederick Douglass chronicled his journey to becoming one of the more prominent citizens of Washington, District of Columbia. He was a leading member of the Republican Party and an advisor to President Lincoln.

Douglass believed in speaking truth to power. He concluded that the American Declaration of Independence and Constitution were anti-slavery documents. These documents provided a political solution to the slavery problem. 

Douglass was also a strong supporter of women’s rights.

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14 Responses to Honoring One of America’s Finest Patriots

  1. Chris says:

    “Unlike King, he was he was faithful to his wife.”

    Unnecessary, off-topic, and ugly.

    • Post Scripts says:

      Chris, oddly I don’t recall you objecting to the left reminding us of the shortcomings of Jefferson, Washington, Robert E. Lee and others? Seems your sensitivity has a narrow focus, but at least my comparison was for good reason. I was raised as a Christian and for a minister to commit adultery is kind of a big deal. If King could so causally dismiss his marriage and ordination vows, what else was going on here? Was he a phony in other areas too? I am more than gratified that Douglass lived up to his values as a minister, it makes me proud. But, aside from that flaw of King’s, the greater man here in my opinion, was Frederick Douglass. Yet black history has not given him a fraction of honor/glory that King receives today. Seems really unfair and it ticks me off. Doesn’t that seem unfair to you? Nobody swept any dirt under the carpet for Douglass! And look at the dangerous times he lived in and what a remarkable statesman he became! What a good man on all levels he was and so worthy of our praise and affection.

      • Chris says:

        It isn’t a freaking contest, Jack. It’s one thing to point out a historical figure’s flaws when relevant, but in post honoring Lincoln I wouldn’t write “Unlike George Washington, he didn’t own slaves,” because that’s weird and exempletive of a personal obsession.

        As is your dissing of MLK for his infidelity…while never saying boo about Trump’s.

  2. Peggy says:

    Douglas was also a supporter of the 3/5 clause, which was essential to bringing about the end of slavery.

    “Abolitionist Frederick Douglass understood the compromise, saying that the three-fifths clause was “a downright disability laid upon the slaveholding states” that deprived them of “two-fifths of their natural basis of representation.”

    https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2015/11/12/setting-the-record-straight-on-the-35-compromise/

  3. More Common Sense says:

    If Frederick Douglass was alive today how do you suppose the Left would address his comments? I think we know.

    • Post Scripts says:

      Common sense… oh you know exactly how the left would treat him. He would be called a race traitor, an Uncle Tom and received death threats. Can’t have black folks thinking for themselves and acting all independent.

      • Chris says:

        If only the modern left had black thinkers of the same quality as the modern right, such as Candace Owens, Kanye West, and Diamond and Silk.

        We are so jealous.

        • Peggy says:

          Do you also mock?

          Tim Scott
          Clarence Thomas
          Thomas Sowell
          Condalisa Rice
          Herman Cain
          Alveda King

          And a list of about 50, by my estimation, more.

          https://www.ranker.com/list/republican-and-african-american-or-the-black-republican-list/famous-conservatives

          How’s it feel to be a bigot too Chris, in addition to being a racist?

          • Chris says:

            I will mock that idiot Herman Cain and that crazy bigot Alveda King until the cows come home, Peggy, and you’re insulting the other people on your list by including them there.

          • Chris says:

            “It is statistically proven that the strongest institution that guarantees procreation and continuity of the generations is marriage between one man and one woman. I don’t know about you, but I’m not ready to be extinct. And none of us wants to be. So we don’t want genocide. We don’t want to destroy the sacred institution of marriage.” –Alveda King

            How dare anyone mock such an intellectual heavyweight! Clearly gay marriage is a path to extinction and genocide and it’s bigoted of me to not see that.

            Thanks for proving my point for me, Peggy.

            How’s it feel to be a bigot too Chris, in addition to being a racist?

            What are you talking about? I didn’t mock any of those black people because they’re black, and I mocked them because they are idiots and grifters. Your standards for whether a black person is smart and worthy of respect seems to begin and end at “They identify as Republicans.” That’s the only way you could include Clarence Thomas and Condaleeza Rice, who are intelligent, dignified, and accomplished people, on the same list as Alveda Freaking King, whose only claims to fame are being related to MLK, Jr. and being condemned by the rest of King’s family. She’s a black Republican, and that’s all you need to know. (What must you think of most blacks, who are Democrats?) But sure, I’m the racist. Deflect harder.

  4. Joe says:

    Poor old Smollett…his story is unraveling faster than a mummy on a merry-go-round.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhtwkYxIQrM&feature=youtu.be&t=2140

    Hope you people don’t get Smollett’ed

  5. Joe says:

    In this day and age when cities like Chicago are blanketed with surveillance cameras and when cops have access to everything a smart phone produces, sends and receives (phone calls, texts, geo-location info, etc.) how on earth did Smollett think he could get away with such a harebrained scheme?

    Not only is he a liar and a criminal, he’s an idiot. But to the liberals, like those who infest this blog, he’s one of America’s finest patriots.

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