Fredrick Douglass Big Question

      The topic I choosed was knowledge .  I chosed knowledge because it helped Fredrick Douglass escape slavery. Knowledge also help him become the man he was. My guiding question is "How did Fredrick Douglass use knowledge to escape slavery  and how did it help him become an abolitionist ?".  While I read the book this question will guide me by helping me find clues, reasons, and explainations how he learned how to read or write. Also to keep me curious and entertain how he figured how to read and write. The kind of information that will help me is who taught him how to read and write or did he learn it himself.  Also how he became an a free man .