Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass

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  • Hello my name is Frederick Douglass.I was born as a black slave and i never knew about my father but i do know about my mother who was a slave like me. She lived at a different plantation and would always come and visit me at night when her master wasn’t awake.
  • As I got older i realized that slaves weren’t treated equally as white folks for one example for being is that we weren’t allowed to have beds unless you can consider a worn-out blanket as one and if that wasn’t enough we had to wake up bright and early to get ready for the next field day.
  • But the overseer will either be good or bad depending on their treatment of us and I got a say that our overseer wasn’t a kind man but rather a man born from the devil himself he was cruel and mean to everyone I knew I seen him whip a women before and thanks to that blood ran threw half the crops and i saw his face smiling and everything noticing he felt good doing that to a poor innocent women.  
  • I was 20 when i went to live with Mr Freeland he was a good man that wanted me to free and live my life no longer living this prison known as slavery and so me,Mr Freeland,and my fellow slaves hatch a plan to escape although we didn’t know much about Canada we knew we were gonna be free.
  • The final part of the plan was to get a large canoe from Mr Hamilton and to make sure that the canoe was adrift and follow the north star to Canada and to make sure that we wouldn’t get caught and be brought back we would use the canoe as a way to trick white folks to thinking we were fisherman instead of runaways.
  • Leaving Colonel Lloyd’s plantation was in fact the most interesting moment in my life but knowing that i would finally be free as i would be going to baltimore enjoying the comfort of having my own home and feeling the love of my wife.
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