Back frederick douglass: autobiographies print share google+ narrative of the life of frederick douglass, an american slave (1845), published seven years after his escape, was written in part as a response to skeptics who refused to believe that so articulate an orator could ever have. Summary of the autobiography the autobiography of malcolm x as told to alex haley chronicles the rise of malcolm x, from his years as a street the book is also an important literary work in the african american tradition of the autobiographies of frederick douglass and w e b du bois and. Frederick douglass (born frederick augustus washington bailey c february 1818 - february 20, 1895) was an american social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman.
Frederick douglass wrote two more memoirs about his life: my bondage and my freedom (1855) and life and times of frederick douglass (1881) both of these autobiographies are much longer than the narrative and provide more of douglass' views about racism and civil rights in the south, as well. Malcolm x and fredrick douglass both lived through social disadvantages and found the road to freedom while malcolm x faced seven years in prison in a literal sense, douglass spent several reading in the prison of oppression: frederick douglass and malcolm x hannah langley college. Other books by frederick douglass douglass published three versions of his autobiography during his lifetime, revising and expanding on his work each time frederick douglass died on february 20, 1895 of a massive heart attack or stroke shortly after returning from a meeting of the national council.
Both frederick douglass and malcolm x devote an extensive amount of detail to describing the processes by which they learned to read and write, and ultimately, as this thesis statement for the autobiography of malcolm x and frederick douglass narratives makes clear, both frederick. Frederick douglass and malcolm x both were african americans who struggled to be successful reading and writing kept frederick and malcolm alive through their struggles in becoming something better frederick douglass and malcolm x both realize how knowledge was great as they interest in. Douglass' 1845 autobiography, narrative of the life of frederick douglass, an american slave, described his time as a slave in maryland it was one of five autobiographies he penned, along with dozens of noteworthy speeches, despite receiving minimal formal education. Fredrick douglass was taught to read and write despites laws prohibiting it it was with the aid of his master's wife that this came about as for malcolm x he had grown up with out an education during his time in prison he taught himself how to read and write with a dictionary he would copy out entire. Brief biography of frederick douglass douglass was born a slave in maryland douglass's autobiography is a centerpiece of the abolitionist literary canon other prominent abolitionist activists include william lloyd garrison, who published a newspaper called the liberator john greenleaf.
Autobiography malcolm x - how to write a review on the autobiography of malcolm x as told to alex haley is over viewed by paper masters life of frederick douglass - it can easily be argued that douglass is the most interesting autobiographical writer in history, as his life was one of. The autobiography of malcolm x submitted by taylor stoehr (profile) (and especially to chapters in our core text, frederick douglass's narrative of the life of frederick douglass, an american slave) many probationers have seen the spike lee film about malcolm and are already familiar with his our experience suggests that the most fruitful conversations come from comparisons between. Frederick douglass (1818-1895) was born a slave but died an accomplished and respected individual this short biography traces his life's work and involvement in the abolition movement, which worked to end slavery the autobiography of malcolm x.
A comparison of the autobiographies of frederick douglass and malcolm x pages 1 words 303. Compare & contrast malcolm x and frederick douglass both came from an african american background but the time difference of these two comparison of benjamin franklin and frederick douglass america, a land with shimmering soil where golden dust flew and a days rain of money. Please read and annotate frederick douglass's piece learning to read and write, an excerpt from his autobiography (cohen, 118-123) then read and annotate the piece on a similar topic by malcolm x (cohen, 273-282. Frederick douglass and malcom x were both men who made american black history these men were involved in movements and gave speeches leading to the frederick douglass and malcolm x each achieved their learning abilities through the use of alternative methods douglass, as a slave in.
Frederick douglass and the constraints of racialized writing, uses this quote to formulate his thesis that douglass was confined by the garrisonian however, the most damaging evaluation of the relationship comes from john r mckivigan in the frederick douglass-gerrit smith friendship and. Men of the movementsfrederick douglas and malcolm x were two men who were very important to americans, especially those of african descent frederick douglass, being intelligent and endowed with the gift to influence, he brought a sharp perspective on the blights of racism and slavery. Frederick douglass (1818-1895) was a champ of the abolitionist movement—so much so that he was able to write not one, not two, but three bestselling autobiographies about his life born frederick augustus washington bailey, he was a runaway slave, a supporter of women's rights.
Unlike douglass, malcolm was privileged enough to have at least reached high school during the same years, he began to lose interest in his studies malcolm x and douglass became a powerful combination of empowering the black society both succeeded in their goals and just like any struggle. By comparing such seemingly different and temporally distant figures as frederick douglass and malcolm x, this paper has attempted to reveal the extent to which there is a sense of historical continuity in the autobiographical representation of black leadership. A general survey of the slave plantation the selections from his autobiography are taken from the 1883 edition of douglass' autobiography and represent all of chapters 4, 5, and 6. Frederick douglass and malcolm x were remarkably resourceful and self-reliant during their journey towards literacy they were diligent in that they used whatever time they had to learn more slaveholders deliberately withheld education from slaves as a means of suppression.