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Frederick Douglass was extremely important to US history He was also a key person in the movement to eliminate slavery If it werent for him slavery almost certainly wouldve gone on for numerous years afterward He was a remarkable speaker and he influenced so many people that slavery was wrong and that they should strive to stop it Frederick Douglass who was initially known as Frederick Bailey was born a slave in Tuckahoe Maryland He did not know out the precise date of his birth as a very small amount of slaves did He knew little about his mother and even less of his father with the exception of that he was white When he was young he was mistreated and had exceedingly grueling labor and was frequently whipped for numerous things When he was young one of the countless masters wives Frederick had several masters in his life he had in his life taught him how to read and write Her husband got livid with her and said that if slaves could read and write then they wouldnt be suitable to be slaves His wife instantaneously stopped and Frederick determined that if reading and writing was the road to freedom than that was what he was going to do And thats just what he did He stole bread from his masters and sold it to deprived white kids in exchange for them providing him with reading and writing lessons With the little money he saved up from doing errands he would buy a newspaper or a book On every occasion his masters saw him in a bedroom unaccompanied for more than a couple minutes they assumed he was reading and would come and get him But bit-by-bit Frederick obtained an adequate amount of knowledge to be able to read an entire book or understand a newspaper He also learned to read and write and that was a whole lot for a slave to be
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