Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

After he leaves Covey's farm, Douglass goes to work at Mr. Freeland's, where he spends his Sundays teaching slaves to read. Why is Douglass so happy to teach his fellow slaves?

How might his Sunday teaching foreshadow his anti-slavery work when he becomes free? 

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Once Douglass understands that knowledge is the key to a future of freedom, he wants to share that knowledge with all of the people he can relate to.  He gains a great deal of experience working with people to whom such knowledge - the idea that you have to be free, that you can be free, you need education to have a more successful future, and the idea that he needs to share his personal experiences with others - is completely foreign.  He needs to do this to have his future.

Freeland was an "educated southern gentleman" (57) and did not possess the evil traits of most slaveholders. He did not profess to be religious and had traits of humanity and kindness. He fed his slaves enough and Douglass considered him the best master he had.