Horrifying Truth Of Slavery: Whites

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Horrifying Truth of Slavery: Whites Showing Their True Colors

We all have been taught about slavery since childhood, but it is nothing like what I had read before. Slavery is associated with cruelty, pain and starvation, but there is much more to it. The reality is bitter and far more extreme. The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, Written by Himself is an autobiography of Fredrick Douglass. It explains the struggles of being a slave in depth. Douglass discusses his personal life and his path from being a slave to a free man. His journey was full of obstacles and hurdles, but the desire of being free never vanished. His aspiration for freedom gradually grew as he was constantly whipped, oppressed
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Covey for a year and he was the worst. Mr. Covey had a cold heart and was known as a “negro breaker”. Once Douglass was working in the field and his job was to carry wheat to the fan, but he broke down due to a severe headache and pain. As soon as Mr. Covey found out about the fan being stopped, he immediately ran and “gave me a savage kick in the side, and told me to get up” (77). When Douglass was unable to get up due to his poor physical condition Mr. Covey “took up the hickory slat with which Hughes had been striking off the half-bushel measure, and with it gave me a heavy blow upon the head, making a large wound, and the blood ran freely” (77). This behavior of Mr. Covey towards Douglass defines inhumanity. People of color have always been seen as inferior and low ranking. They have been oppressed in various manners. Is color all that matters? Are we all not biologically the same? White slave owners treated humans like animals. Many slaves were starved. This nonsense cruel behavior never had a justifying explanation or logic and never …show more content…
Their purpose was to persuade white Northerners to fight to end slavery. They wanted white Northerners to see the reality and truth which had never been shown before and it was kept a secret. This all began with the abolitionist movement which was from the 18030s to the 1860s, a movement to abolish slavery. It gained strength in the United States led by free blacks such as Fredrick Douglass. Many abolitionists based their activism on the belief that slave holding was a sin. Various ways were adopted to convince people that slavery is wrong. Speeches were being delivered, flyers were handed out, songs were written, former slaves wrote their own stories and awareness was spread through newspaper and radio. This was just the beginning of the fight to end slavery and to a better future. Nothing can be done to repair the wrongs of slavery. No matter how much time goes by, the wrongs of slavery will always be a huge part of America’s past. Slavery has always been brutal, violent, unethical and torturing and it should never be forgotten. The journey of slavery has been so traumatizing that studies have shown that the horrific effects of slavery on African American can still be seen till date. We all should take a moment and look at slavery from

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