May. 1, 2017

Day Six, The Portable Frederick Douglass

Day Six
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”