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Home > Books, History, Quotes > What I’m Reading: …but young as I was I was already a fugitive from slavery in spirit and purpose.”

What I’m Reading: …but young as I was I was already a fugitive from slavery in spirit and purpose.”

July 24th, 2019

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“This to me was important knowledge, but not such as to make me feel very easy in my slave condition. The success of Aunt Jennie and Uncle Noah in getting away from slavery was, I think, the first fact that made me seriously think of escape for myself. I could not have been more than seven or eight years old at the time of this occurrence, but young as I was I was already a fugitive from slavery in spirit and purpose.”

From Life and Times of Frederick Douglass: (An African American Heritage Book)

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