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By Anne E. Schraff

Regardless of being a slave, Douglass realized to learn and write. At age 21, he escaped from slavery and solid a brand new existence for himself as a loose guy. clever and charismatic, Douglass turned the top voice opposed to slavery within the 1800s. "There is not any approach a kingdom can name itself loose and settle for slavery," stated Frederick Douglass. Middle-grade readers and up will reply to Anne Schraff's clean, full of life retelling of Douglass's tale. to permit republication of the unique textual content into publication, paperback, and alternate versions, this publication is constructed from FREDERICK DOUGLASS: talking OUT opposed to SLAVERY.

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Lucretia told Frederick he was being sent to Baltimore. She urged him to clean himself up as much as possible because the people of Baltimore were neat and clean and they would laugh at a dirty little boy. Lucretia promised Frederick his very first pair of trousers. For three days Frederick scrubbed himself in the creek, getting all the dead skin off his feet and knees. He looked forward to his new trousers and a new shirt, and he was glad to be leaving the plantation. On a Saturday morning, Frederick sailed on the Miles River toward Baltimore, and he arrived on Sunday.

Frederick Douglass gave many speeches against slavery when he reached Europe, and he also embraced other causes, such as temperance, a movement to induce people to abstain from alcoholic beverages. He gave this message with special enthusiasm in Ireland, where alcohol abuse made the plight of poor families even worse. Observing the misery in Ireland, the thin-armed children and desperate mothers, Douglass was reminded of the plight of slaves in the United States. The potato famine was beginning in Ireland at the time, a famine that would eventually devastate the population and drive vast numbers of Irish people to immigrate to the United States.

Before leaving Europe, Douglass had discussed starting an antislavery newspaper in the United States. Among those supporting the idea was an English abolitionist, Julia Griffiths, who became a friend and colleague of Douglass’s for the next half century. When Douglass finally returned to the United States on April 20, 1847, he jumped onto the Boston wharf and ran for the train to Lynn. Within fifty yards of his home he was met by two bright-eyed boys, his sons Lewis and Fred, running and dancing with joy.

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