Consider Frederick Douglass, the obstacles to identity construction that confronted him, and others like him:
a .where did he get his (original) name? did he know when he was born? how well did he know his parents? Et al.
b. At several points in his life, Douglass decided to construct his own identity. Who did he decide to be?
What were some of the stories he told to define his character?
Was race a big part of his identity? What about nationality (would he claim to be an American?)?
Please put it in paragraph format. 1-2 Paragraph