Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Book: Fredrick Douglass

How does Douglass find the strength to hope and plan for his escape?


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Douglass receives his strength and hope from God.

From my earliest recollection, I date the entertainment of a deep conviction that slavery would not always be able to hold me within its foul embrace; and in the darkest hours of my career in slavery, this living word of faith and spirit of hope departed not from me, but remained like ministering angels to cheer me through the gloom. This good spirit was from God, and to him I offer thanksgiving and praise.


Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass