“Mr. Covey seemed now to think he had me, and could do what he pleased; but at this moment—from whence came the spirit I don’t know—I resolved to fight.”
These words, in Chapter 10 of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave, marked the end of Douglass’ spiritual enslavement though he would not know emancipation for years. Sold into slavery at 6-years-old, Douglass masters reading against plantation rules. When he escaped slavery, William Lloyd Garrison was so impressed by Douglass’ oratory skills that he recruited the former slave to be the spokesperson for the abolitionist cause. Whites were so impressed that some questioned whether Douglass was ever a slave. The Narrative provides Douglass’ own account in such gripping details that people could no longer question his life.
Frederick Douglass’ commitment as an abolitionist is an important part of the legacy of liberation that found itself int the Civil Rights Movement. A spirit that embodied a social contract to uplift others, even God has blessed one’s life. This eBook is a must read for anyone seriously interested in the African experience in America. Further, the account provides insights on a man’s self-empowered commitment to assert his dignity.
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