Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Describe in detail how Frederick Douglass learned to read.

Narrative of the life. An american slave

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Douglass's plan to learn to read centered on making friends with the poor white children of Baltimore and learning from them a little at a time. He used to complete his errands for Mr. and Mrs. Auld quickly, and then meet up with his new friends. He often used to give them bread (as he was actually better off than most of them) for lessons. The fact that he was a slave moved his young friends. Thomas, had gone to school and was also learning how to read. He brought home copy-books, and when his mistress was out, Douglass would copy in the blank spaces of Master Thomas's book. He finally knew how to read and write. Check out the GradeSaver Section below: