I, Fredrick Douglass, once was a slave but I escaped. I wanted my life ans freedom. Slavery Is wrong and I planned to help stop it.
Sir, do you feel that something should be done about slavery and free slaves still feeling unsafe?
Yes, I feel that slavery should be abolished but I do not know how it could be done.
I stand in front of you all today to speak of sadness. Slavery is worse than you make think, it is physical and emotional traumatic. You celebrate today while I feel I have no rights to celebrate on this day.
The people understand and would like to help but they are unable to do so because it has no benefit on them.
The white men will soon help, the time just has not occurred yet.
I have told my story and so have my books. My word, for I can hope, will live longer on this Earth than I, myself.
I pray that slaves will one day be able to live at peace and become free.