Slavery is a thing that has been with us since 1619, and is still with us today in 2016. I am so disgusted by how people were to own slaves, to them they were treating them how they “deserved” but to me slaves were treated like animals. They would get whipped if they wouldn’t finish there work and didn’t have enough nutrients “ The women and men slaves received, as their monthly allowance of food, eight pounds of pork or fish, and one bushel of corn meal. The allowance of the slave children was given to their mothers, or the old women having care of them.” Some people may be born into slavery like Frederick Douglass, or some may be tricked/forced into slavery like Ima Matul. For three years she was held captive and forced to as a domestic slave here in the US. When she lived in Indonesia the family she worked for told her that in Los Angeles they were looking for a nanny and if she went she got the job. Matul said yes because she thought it was an amazing opportunity to come to the US, but little did she know she wouldn’t be living the american dream. Matul worked 7 days a week with no pay, and one was taken to the hospital because she was assaulted. She didn’t speak and english and was told that if she went to the cops they would deport her, but she wrote a note to a neighbor nany which said please help. A couple days later she got a note and help was on the way, Matul was to have her things ready and be ready to escape. The neighbor took her to the CAST ( Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking.) After Matul was there for 15 months she was helped to get her life together and get a job, she worked hard and now is married and has three kids. Frederick Douglass was born into slavery had slave owner who would trade him left and right as if her was some kind of toy. According to Frederick, “I have no accurate knowledge of my age, by far the larger part of the slaves know as little of their age as horses know theirs.” At a young age Frederick saw horrifying bloody transactions, and learned that you are forced to be happy with what you have. As recalled in the book Frederick said that once Colonel Lloyd (he has a lot of slaves) asked on of them on how they were treated and the slave responded like any slave would “no”, and they went about in the conversation and then Colonel Lloyd left and a couple weeks later the slave was sold to a Georgia Trader. After that incident most slaves would never talk bad on their owners. Altho both of them were slaves Frederick had it harder, because he had to endure long suffering pain for 20 years “ I fell down, and lay for a considerable time. The blood oozing from the wound on my head. For a time I thought I should bleed to death”. He had to strive to try to educate himself, while trying to keep his owner pleased and working long hard hours. While on the other hand Matul also had a rough time being a slave, she always thought that if she would try to reach out for help she would get deported. The people who were holding Matul as a slave were once trying to do what she was doing, to make some money and make a living in the USA but they only saw the opportunity to enslave a helpless women. Matul and Frederick both worked extremely hard to become free, and they did get their freedom. It took Matul 15 months and Frederick 20 years. As Malcolm X says,“Anytime anyone is enslaved, or in any way deprived of his liberty, if that person is a human being, as far as I am concerned he is justified to resort to whatever methods necessary to bring about his liberty again”.