He wasn't just against slavery, he did something about it. Douglass was a regularly-enrolled member of the National Women's Suffrage Association, and had always attended its conventions. [preachers], who stand as the very lights of the church, have shamelessly given the sanction of religion and the Bible to the whole slave system. He counseled the President of the United States, he 'dated' who he felt like 'dating' (Black or White), and he had the courage to tell White America that their celebration of the Fourth of July was "a thin veil to cover up crimes which would disgrace a nation of savages!If you're Black, this man spoke up on your behalf, and he was also a fierce defender of women's rights. It was probably with a view to consistency in this respect that he appeared at Metzerott Hall. They have taught that man may, properly, be a slave; that the relation of master and slave is ordained of God; that to send back an escaped bondman to his master is clearly the duty of all the followers of the Lord Jesus Christ; and this horrible blasphemy is palmed off upon the world . " But in spite of Douglass' in-your-face outspokenness, which certainly would have gotten a lesser Black man lynched, he received several presidential appointments. So Douglass was one hell of a guy, and young Black men of today could learn a lot about what it means to be a true Black man by studying his legacy.May Wright Sewall, the President of the Council, she appointed and the Rev. Shaw a committee to escort him to the platform, where most of the delegates, not more than fifty in number, were sitting. Douglass was way ahead of his time, a 21st century man living in the 19th century. ' While other African Americans had since been granted the award by the time it was presented to Carney, Carney's is the earliest action for which the Medal of Honor was awarded to an African American." Douglass was both a musician, and a ladies man, and he was sought after with affection by many of the sophisticated and highly placed White women of the time. [bad treatment of] the slave, it actually takes sides with the oppressors. Yet, he had no 'posse,' no 'crew,' and absolutely no backup. So one of the important lesson that today's young Black men can learn from Douglass is what it MEANS to be a Black man.If you're Black, or a woman, he was fighting for your interest long before you were born - and he wasn't just respectfully whining for a little justice; he was out for a pound of flesh He convinced Abraham Lincoln to enlist Black troops into the union army, and he helped to organize the famed 54th Massachusetts Regiment for a little pay-back over the brutality or slavery. Historian and scholar Playthell Benjamin describes Douglass in his, Commentaries On The Times, as "six foot four and over two hundred pounds, with a the well muscled body of a blacksmith and the handsome countenance of a leading man of the theater, a gift for language – historian and biographer Benjamin Quarles says Douglass seemed incapable of writing a bad line – and blessed with a marvelous vocal instrument which, when wedded to his mastery of rhetoric, had the power to move masses to action in behalf of his cause, a cause that included the emancipation of women, Frederick Douglass was a sexual magnet to the ladies, especially educated white ladies." . the church of this country is not only indifferent to the . It was just Fred, and his manhood, against the world. Today, many of our young men are all swagger and no substance, while Douglass was all substance and no swagger. Swaggerin' is a device designed to hide a LACK of manhood, so you'll find a wimp behind most swagger. He had knowledge, resolve, and a serious sense of purpose that the world could see in his eyes, and again, that was enough. Douglass's first autobiography, "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave," published in 1845 (When he was 27 years old).Although it was a secret business session of the Council, Mr. [defender] of American slavery, and the shield of American slave-hunters. In order to command the kind of respect that Douglass enjoyed during a time when other Black men were looked upon as scarcely more than animals, he had to be a unique man among men and have some serious 'street creds.' Because he lived life the way he wanted to live, and he said exactly what he wanted to say - and without looking down at his feet.Douglass was allowed to remain, and when the meeting had been called to order by Mrs. Douglass to the Council, and contenting himself with a bow in response to the applause that greeted the announcement, he took a seat beside Miss Anthony, his lifelong friend." . He dealt with every man eyeball-to-eyeball, and he didn't care who they were.
Fortunately, the network eliminated the bells and whistles from the extravaspecatulaeleganza they created for the Season 3 finale.The crowd kept chanting his name throughout the third period.This was only his 12th game of the year and it was his second goal. paid off.' Former Agriculture Secretary Clayton Yeutter is now under White House protection. Bush's infamous National Security Directive 26, lawful oversight was systematically blinded. Attorney Gail Mc Kenzie, long blamed here for foot-dragging, would not withhold from a grand jury what she has already told friends: that indictment of Lavoro officials was held up for nearly a year by the Bush Criminal Division. `Your threat to withhold documents,' responded Chairman Gonzalez, `has all the earmarks of a classic effort to obstruct a proper and legitimate investigation . Barr, in personal jeopardy, has flung down the gauntlet. in light of your recent disclosures, the executive branch will not provide any more classified information'--unless the wrongdoing is kept secret. none of the documents compromise, in any fashion whatsoever, the national security or intelligence sources and methods.' Mr.