Summary Of The Exert From Fredrick Douglass

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After reading, “ The Exert from Fredrick Douglass”, I learned more about the thoughts of a slave named Fredrick Douglass. This has also expanded my thoughts about the history of slavery and how it affected people. Douglass was a slave who belonged to a man named Hugh Auld in Baltimore. Douglass was a lot different from other slaves, because he knew how to read. Douglass first began to learn how to read when Auld’s wife started to teach him. However, when Auld found out, he forbid his wife from continuing to teach Douglass how to read. Even though he was no longer receiving the help from Auld’s wife he stayed persistent and continues on with his reading. The fact that Douglass continued to learn how to read on his own is so incredible
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