Essay On Frederick Douglass's Leadership

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Perhaps, it also took Frederick Douglass courage to be able to distinguish himself as a life changer and a freeman. He knew that being free was going to be a challenge, considering the fact that he was one of the only slaves during his time that saw it necessary of to end slavery. Douglass saw himself and other just like himself in an unlawful situation, a situation that once he gained more about made it easier for him to depict what was right and wrong. He being like any other slave with fears and doubts was still able to encounter the inhuman treatment of a slave master, however going through those transitions made him a strong and brave individual because not many will stand out and take that leadership role, especially if it means the possibly…show more content…
Covey was the turning-point in my career as a slave. It rekindled the few expiring embers of freedom, and revived within me a sense of my own manhood. It recalled the departed self-confidence, and inspired me again with a determination to be free” (Douglass 10, 12). There are a few significant moments on Douglass’ road from slavery to freedom; however this is likely the most essential. When he faces Mr. Covey, he feels as though he's been awaken from the tomb of slavery. This is the minute when he realizes that despite the fact that he's as yet a slave legally, he'll never again be a slave in his mind. In this part of the narrative showed a great deal of courage and I believe that that courage came from frustration and him simply being fed up with the life as a slave. Frederick Douglass fought for that life that was stolen from him at a very young age and even though he was much older it did not take meant that he was going to give up on himself because most people, especially in our generation will not see the point in breaking free, they will consider it as being too late and will not have that strength to continue. Douglass on the other hand knew it was better to be a free old man rather than dying a slave
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