How did Frederick Douglass respond to slavery?

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Frederick Douglass responded to slavery by defiantly rebelling against it in every way he could. He spent his early life on several different Southern plantations, where he witnessed and was exposed to the brutality that many slaves lived with every day. This hardened him even further against the institution. Definitely, he learned to read and write, something that most slaves were forbidden to do. He also refused to be whipped by Edward Covey, a man with a fierce reputation for breaking a slave's spirit. Instead of allowing Covey to whip him, Douglass ended up in a fist fight with Covey. As you can see from this incident, Douglass responded to the conditions of his servitude with brave defiance.

This defiance was taken to the extreme when Douglass escaped slavery. After starting his life of freedom, Douglass continued his crusade against slavery. Douglass realized that freedom for himself was not enough. He would not rest until all slaves were free. To this end, he published his own...

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