Compare And Contrast Washington And Frederick Douglass

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Second, both Booker T. Washington and Frederick Douglass gained freedom. Booker gained his freedom when he was only 8 years old, because he was born in 1858, or 1859. As one might imagine, he was freed when Abraham Lincoln made the emancipation proclamation. Once he was freed, he settled into a town with his family and started working in the salt business, packing salt in barrels. Frederick Douglass, however, gained freedom when he was quite older; when he was 20 years old. Since it was 1835 when he gained his freedom, he wasn’t freed by the emancipation proclamation, but instead ran away from his master. Once he was free, he resided in a town in the north, and started a home with a wife there right away. Both Booker and Frederick gained
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