Frederick Douglass is world-renowned for his escape from and advocacy against slavery in the mid-1800s. His personal journey is a story that embodies what it truly means to be an American. It can serve as an inspiration to all of us to do what is right.
Yet, his ideological journey is perhaps even more fascinating. Once jaded by the American system that had allowed him to suffer in chains, Douglass realized only after he took his freedom for himself that slavery is a system that runs counter to the blessings of the liberty promised in the U.S. Constitution. Nobody can truly understand the true purpose of the Constitution under they understand the wisdom of Frederick Douglass.