Fredrick Douglas

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Auld is having with his wife, about how white mans power over blacks is to keep them uneducated. Douglass is now determined that he has to educate himself and escape from slavery. Soon after hearing this, Fredrick Douglass is moved in with a man by the name of Edward Covey for one year. Covey's house is situated near the banks of the Chesapeake Bay, where large ships with white sails travel past...
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To Douglass, these ships symbolize freedom, harshly reminding him of his own enslaved condition. Covey treated his slaves unbearably. Sometimes, Douglass would have to remove his clothing and get whipped until the blood ran down his back. One day Douglass decided to fight back against Covey's brutal beatings, and shocked Covey to the point that he never whipped Douglass ever again...
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