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Mrs. Auld began Douglass' education when he joined them at their home. She had previously been a weaver and had never owned slaves. Thus, she was initially kind and generous with her time.... at least until her husband forbid her from teaching Douglass his letters. Once he'd been exposed to a sense of literacy, Douglass was determined to learn to read and write. He did this by befriending poor white children, who taught them what they knew while he was supposedly out running errands. Once he became literate.... Douglass was esentially self-taught.
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass was educated by Mrs. Auld whom was his new mistress,The first thing Mrs. Auld taught Frederick Douglass was the letter A,B,C and he learnt very well.