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Jacob Lawrence, The Slave

Lawrence, Jacob, 1917-.

1938-9. Excerpts from the Frederick Douglass Series: Part I: The Slave: No. 10.
Caption:  The Master of Douglass, seeing he was of a rebellious nature, sent him to a Mr. Covey, a man who had built up a reputation as a “slave breaker.” A second attempt by Covey to flog Douglass was unsuccessful. This was one of the most important incidents in the life of Frederick Douglass:  he was never attacked again by Covey. His philosophy:  a slave easily flogged is flogged oftener; a slave who resists flogging is flogged less.
Place: Hampton University (Va.). Museum.

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