Back to when the America came to Africa to capture many people over there and enslaved them to serve the high class of the America. That was started everything from the segregation to abolitionists. After about 400 years of slavery and bondage, it was time for descendants of African slaves can reconcile America’s bloody history of human bondage. Many African Americans was standing up and fighting back and Frederick Douglass and Sojourner Truth were known as the first out of so many brave people.
Both Douglass and Sojourner just like many other African Americans were born into slavery and experienced many horrible treatments from their masters until they can escape themselves. D. By comparing and contrasting the life and accomplishment of the two ex-slave Frederick Douglass and Sojourner Truth, I am going to analyze their upbringing as well as families broken apart, slavery for men vs. women and activism with historical legacy. From a very young age, Douglass as well as Sojourner never got to know about their age like other White kids or live under their parents’ protection.
Douglass’s mother died when he was 10 and as he was described his feeling was not so upset toward her death because of the separation between them. Also, he heard his black-fellow predicted that his father might as well be his father but he never got a chance to find out the truth. On the other hand, Sojourner seemed to have a better relationship with her family. She was one of the 10 or 12 children born to James and Elizabeth Baumfree who were slaves. The Baumfree family was enslaved by Colonel Hardenberg in a hilly area. They were together until the death of Charles Hardenbergh, her master; Truth was sold away at an auction.
The separation at these early ages causes them to become stronger and grew up because that was the only way to service in that world. Through Douglass’s slavery life, he only had two masters and both of them were not very nice to him. Since Douglass was a smart little boy, he often got away with any unflavored situations. One of his unforgettable overseers was Mr. Severe. He was famous for his cruelty and brutal manner. At dawn, when all the slaves were summoned to the field, Mr. Severe was prepared to whip any unfortunate slaves that did not ready to start by the sound of the horn.