Frederick Douglass was a young slave working on a large plantation in maryland growing tobacco and other crops. He was a hardworking slave. He did not have any education because his master would not allow him to have one. A couple in baltimore city asked to borrow Douglass to watch over their young son. He moved there and it was very different, there were poor white people everywhere and there were african americans too. Some were slaves running errands for their masters but some were free roaming the streets. There was a black community there and public places for black people. For them life in the city was better. Douglass arrives at his new work and is immediately introduced to his new master and the new mistress. The master is Mr. Auld and he is a firm strict man, the mistress is his wife Mrs. Auld she is a sweet caring woman. They show him his work then Douglass starts work and it seems to be going well, he is fed good amounts and is well clothed and the hours don't seem crazy long.
Mrs. Auld was kind enough to take it upon herself to teach Douglass how to read and write. After he would do his work Mrs. Auld would teach him how to read some of the books that were on the shelf. All day during his work he would practice the letters in his head before his lesson. One day Mr. Auld caught them in the study and forbade the lessons from ever happening again. He said having an education would spoil him and make him unhappy in his place saying it would make him unfit to be a slave. It is against the law to teach a slave and having an education would make him question his state of freedom. After Mrs. Auld had put the books away and all day she avoided eye contact with Douglass. But he was still so eager to learn. One day he was running an errand in the city when he found a young school boy in an alley holding his books. He offered a deal, Douglass would give him a piece of bread if the boy would teach him from his school books. Douglass was fed just fine at home so it wasn't a big deal plus he knew young white boys around him were usually poor and had little food. The boy was thrilled about the bread and happily agreed and taught him from the books. Learning from the boy made him feel like there was more in the world.
Douglass did many things to lead to his escape of slavery but once he was out he furthered his education and went on to be a brilliant public speaker and much more. He helped many people escape slavery after going through the journey himself. His determination is what led him to get what he deserved after he worked very hard for it. He is the Frederick Douglass an educated escaped slave. Click To EditDouglass did many things to lead to his escape of slavery but once he was out he furthered his education and went on to be a brilliant public speaker and much more. He helped many people escape slavery after going through the journey himself. His determination is what led him to get what he deserved after he worked very hard for it. He is the Frederick Douglass an educated escaped slave. Insert Link Insert Image Insert Video Help Insert ParagraphUndoes the last commandRedoes the last commandTabUntabSet a bold styleSet a italic styleSet a underline styleSet a strikethrough styleClean a styleSet left alignSet center alignSet right alignSet full alignToggle unordered listToggle ordered listOutdent on current paragraphIndent on current paragraphChange current block's format as a paragraph(P tag)Change current block's format as H1Change current block's format as H2Change current block's format as H3Change current block's format as H4Change current block's format as H5Change current block's format as H6Insert horizontal ruleShow Link Dialog Summernote 0.8.11 · Project · Issues