He tricked a kid from his neighborhood and makes that kid teach him how to read and it went well. After that he continued to find more way to learn, and try improving his reading. He found a book named The Columbian Orator. He used every opportunity he got try to read this book and learn the words in there. That was the final step that he took to learn to read. Some years later, after he went to a shipyard and saw and board with words, letters, and he wanted to write. He tried to copy the letters from the board.
He didnt stop; he wanted to know more about writing. He found a boy and asked him to teach him write. The boy taught him to write all the alphabet letters. Finally, the last step he took to learn to write was that he took a book and copy all the words in there and try to remember what the words looked like. That was long and not so easy time for him to learn how to read and write but it didnt stop him from his interest in reading and writing. Even though he didnt have any opportunity as a slave to have education, he became strong and found any way that could help him to learn. He keep reading and writing until he could read and write excellently. Finally he succeeded in learning how to write. Douglass, Frederick. Learning to Read.
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