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Frederick Douglass - Self-Educated Slave 001

Updated on May 26, 2016
  • Secretly copied lessons in his master schoolbooks
  • Convinced his white friends to teach him to spell.
  • Learned to write from shipyard marking.
  • Used castoff Bible pages for reading material.
  • Pinned newspapers to the blacksmith shop wall to read while working.
  • Taught his fellow slaves what he had learned.

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