Frederick Douglass: The Rise And Fall Of Mr. Covey

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Frederick Douglass was an abolitionist leader,he was born into slavery in Maryland.Mr.Covey is Douglass slave owner. “Defying a ban on teaching slaves to read Hand write, Baltimore slaveholder Hugh Auld’s wife Sophia taught Frederick Douglass the alphabet around 12.”(Douglass, 3).Then later started learning from other white neighborhood children.He taught other kids on the plantation to read and write too,over 40 slaves attended his lesson. “With Douglass moving between the Aulds, he was later made to work for Edward Covey, who had a reputation as a "slave-breaker.” Covey’s constant abuse nearly broke the 16-year-old Douglass psychologically. Eventually, however, Douglass fought back, in a scene rendered powerfully in his first autobiography”(Douglass,3).He tried to escaped twice before he finally succeed.Douglas fought for his freedom. …show more content…

Covey plantation everything changed. He wasn’t that good at the new job,that’s why Covey beat him badly. Until one day Douglass got tired of Mr.Covey and finally stood up for himself.On one morning he was going to feed the horses,then Mr.Covey came in with a long rope,he caught his leg and Douglass caught on to what he was trying to do.Douglass wasn’t a fighter,but he grabbed Mr. Covey by the throat “He trembled like a leaf” (battle of covey)”.Mr.Hughes came in and tried to tie his right arm,Douglass gave him a big kick close to the ribs.The kick was hurting Hughes so back that it also hurted Covey

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