How Did Frederick Douglass Contribute To Education

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Frederick Douglass, social reformer, writer, and abolitionist, was born into slavery in Talbot County, Maryland. His exact birthday remains unknown, but believed to be born around 1818. His mother died when he was around the age of 10, after only seeing her a few times. At this young age, he was chosen to work in the home of a plantation owner, who is believed to be his father. At around the age of 12, he was sent to Baltimore to work for Hugh Auld. Hugh Auld’s wife Sophia, taught Douglass the alphabet, despite laws banning the teaching to read and write to slaves. Douglass believed education was very important. He continued to improve his reading and writing from white children. He acknowledged that reading shaped his position against slavery
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