In Douglass' own words, students are taken into a world of slavery, where some owners are good, while others are brutal, where a young boy remembers his slave mother, owned on another plantation, visiting him at night and bringing a glazed pastry shaped like a heart.
A story of courage by a young man who fought back. Covers Frederick Douglass' life up until 1841, when he began his career as an anti-slavery lecturer.
This handout works well paired with "A Slave Child Remembers," the story of Booker T. Washington, who experienced slavery in milder forms.
The two stories help students see the need to get all sides of a story.
(Does include the word "nigger" in a quote by a cruel overseer.)