Frederick douglass was born as a slave in the 1800s,He was taken away from his mom by this old lady and Frederick never saw his mom ever again. He was kept by the old lady until he was old enough to be a slave.
Frederick was sent to be a slave at another plantation, in Baltimore. He was happy that he was sent to Baltimore because he met his new mistress. When he met her at the door she had the kindest heart and the biggest smile on her face.
Mr.Auld, his mistresses husband, found out that Mrs.Auld was teaching Douglass how to read and was furious because she wasn't supposed to teach him how to read because if he knows how to read he would escape and he would be unfit to be a slave.