May. 1, 2017
Day Six, The Portable Frederick Douglass
In His Words, My Voice
Project Uplift Literacy
The Portable Frederick Douglass
"The Trials and Triumphs of Self-Made Men"
“Douglass’s self-made men speeches were immensely popular from 1860 until his death in 1895. Over time he altered the speech as he remade himself. Here he defines “self-made men” (and women) as radicals who wage war on injustice as they improve themselves.
SOURCE: Halifax Courier (UK), January 7, 1860”