This short cartoon aimed at younger children focuses on Frederick Douglass’ life struggles and role as a leading abolitionist. It begins by discussing his trials just in learning how to read. It then discusses his literary and political involvement.
- Why was it so important to Frederick that he learn how to read?
- What is an ‘abolitionist’? What did they fight for and why?
- Frederick’s autobiography gave many white Americans a picture of what life was like for slaves. Why was this so important?
- If you could give advice to President Abraham Lincoln, what would you tell him about slavery?
Keywords: Douglass, famous freethinker, slavery, African American, abolition, freedom, rights,