With his education, Douglass tried to emancipate other slaves by giving them one thing that the white man could never take away from them: knowledge and education. Thus, when sent to William Freeland together with others, he taught interested blacks how to read the Bible.

His efforts became so popular that on an average Sunday, he would have around forty eager students, waiting to be taught. This did not please his master and the master of the slaves he was educating, and resulted to his beings sent back to his master, Thomas Auld. However, this short stint as a teacher gives us an example of his later life, in that he worked for the liberation of the black race. Through his writings and speeches, he influenced many people to provide the black people their rights.

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