Frederick Douglass, Defender of Women Rights & Human Rights

Frederick Douglas has been a long supporter of women rights. In 1848, Douglas was the only African American to attend Seneca Falls Convention, the first women’s rights convention, in upstate New York. Elizabeth Cady Stanton asked the assembly to pass a resolution asking for women’s suffrageMany of those present opposed the idea, including influential Quakers James and Lucretia MottDouglass stood and spoke eloquently in favor; he said that he could not accept the right to vote as a black man if women could not also claim that right. He suggested that the world would be a better place if women were involved in the political sphere.

In this denial of the right to participate in government, not merely the degradation of woman and the perpetuation of a great injustice happens, but the maiming and repudiation of one-half of the moral and intellectual power of the government of the world.

After Douglass’s powerful words, the attendees passed the resolution.



The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that

We Are All Born Free & Equal with our own thoughts and ideas.

Don’t Discriminate. These rights belong to everybody, whatever our differences are.

The Right to Life, we all have the right to life, and to live in freedom and safety.

No Slavery, Nobody has any right to make you a slave. We cannot make anyone our slave.

No Torture, Nobody has any right to hurt you or torture you,

You have rights no matter where you go.

We’re all equal before the law. We can all ask for the law to help us when we are not treated fairly.

No unfair detainment, nobody has the right to put us in prison without good reason and keep us there, or to send away from our country.

The right to trial, if we are put on trial this should be in public. The people who try us should not let anyone tell them what to do.

We’re always innocent till proven guilty.

The right to privacy.

Freedom to move

Right to a Nationality.






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