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Bell Ringer: Life and Legacy of Frederick Douglass

Life and Legacy of Frederick Douglass

Museum curator for the National Capital Parks - East Ka’mal McClarin talked about the life and legacy of Frederick Douglass.

Description

Museum curator for the National Capital Parks - East Ka’mal McClarin talked about the life and legacy of Frederick Douglass.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • Describe the circumstances surrounding Frederick Douglass' name and birthdate.
  • According to Ka’mal McClarin, why is Frederick Douglass relevant today?
  • Describe Douglass' international experience.
  • Describe Douglass' education as a child and his role in educating slaves.
  • How did he obtain his freedom?
  • Describe Douglass' path to becoming a great orator.
  • Explain the zenith of his influence.
  • How did he obtain financing for The North Star?
  • Why did Douglass go to Washington, DC?
  • Describe the influence Douglass had during the Reconstruction Era.

Additional Resources

  • Bell Ringer: The Civil Rights Act of 1875 and the Civil Rights Cases of 1883

    U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner Peter Kirsanow and Howard Law School Dean Danielle Holley-Walker explained how Frederick Douglas and Senator Charles Sumner worked together on the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1875. They also discussed how this led to the landmark Civil Rights Cases of 1883.

  • Video Clip: Frederick Douglass House

    A tour of the home of Frederick Douglass, the ex-slave who wrote "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass", and a staunch abolitionist and civil rights activist.

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Abolitionist
    • Advocate
    • Orator
    • Philanthropist
    • Reconstruction
    • Temperance
    • The North Star Newspaper
    • Women

    Topics

    English & LiteratureU.S. History

    Grades

    Middle SchoolHigh SchoolUniversity