Frederick Douglass for Kids: His Life and Times, with 21 Activities (For Kids series)

Frederick Douglass for Kids: His Life and Times, with 21 Activities (For Kids series)

Nancy I. Sanders

Language: English

Pages: 144

ISBN: 1569767173

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Few Americans have had as much impact on this nation as Frederick Douglass. Born on a plantation, he later escaped slavery and helped others to freedom via the Underground Railroad. In time he became a bestselling author, an outspoken newspaper editor, a brilliant orator, a tireless abolitionist, and a brave civil rights leader. He was famous on both sides of the Atlantic in the years leading up to the Civil War, and when war broke out, Abraham Lincoln invited him to the White House for counsel and advice.

            Frederick Douglass for Kids follows the footsteps of a true hero, one of the leading African Americans of his day. And to better appreciate Douglass and his times, readers will:

·        form a debating club

·        create a sailor’s tarpaulin hat and cravat that Douglass wore during his escape

·        make a Civil War haversack

·        participate in a microlending program

and more














and slip it over the head of the doll pin to form her blouse. Tie a ¼ x 12-inch fabric strip around her waist as shown to form a belt. To make a dress, cut a slit in the 2 x 6½-inch rectangle and slip it over the head of the doll pin. Tie a ¼ x 12-inch fabric strip around her waist as shown to form a belt. If you want to add an apron or a scarf, tie ¼ x 12-inch fabric strips through slits cut in a triangle as shown. Then tie the triangle at the waist to form an apron, or over the head to form a

self-sacrificing.” The North Star Frederick and Anna Douglass settled into their new home in spite of the difficulties. A newspaper office was set up in the heart of Rochester, two miles from their house. The North Star was chosen as the name of the newspaper, symbolic of the star many fugitives followed at night in their journey north to freedom. “Publication day was Frederick Douglass’s famous newspaper, the North Star. From the collection of the Rochester Public Library Local History

rest for his tired legs. Finally, their long journey came to an end. Emerging from the woods, Frederick found himself surrounded by a group of children in the midst of unfamiliar buildings and houses, with men and women working in nearby fields. Overcome with sadness, his grandmother disappeared while Frederick was being introduced to his new acquaintances, many of them his slightly older cousins. Even his brother, Perry, and sisters Sarah and Eliza were there. He had heard of them but had never

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properly formulate his reply, and said: ‘Frederick, I always knew you were too smart to be a slave, and had I been in (left) In 1877 Frederick Douglass visited his old master Thomas Auld here in the home of Auld’s daughter in St. Michaels, Maryland. Photo by author (right) In 1878 Douglass stayed at the Brick Hotel in Easton, Maryland, where he received callers in between well-attended speaking engagements. Photo by author 110 your place, I should have done as you did.’ I said, ‘Capt. Auld, I

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