Frederick Douglass was born a slave. He, like most other slaves, was separated from his mother at an early age. He managed to learn to read and write and eventually escaped, on his second attempt, to the north. He became a well-known abolitionist speaker and continued speaking about his experiences until his death. He wrote Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass about 16 years before the Civil War and so could not give details about his escape. His story is a fascinating look into what slavery was really like for those who lived through it. It’s short and reads fast. A must-read for anyone interested in that time period or wanting to get an inside look into slavery.
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