Frederick Douglass was born a slave, but he also was a man who believed in doing things the right way. He always was a curious man and he never was a person to harm or hurt anybody, a man of integrity. Douglass grew up without any family members, although when douglass was a little kid his mother would try to sneak away from her plantation go see him but that rarely happened. Because he was a slave, he was bounced from master to master throughout his life. One of his many masters in Maryland was man named Mr. Covey. Covey was a cruel and manipulative man.
One day the slaves woke up from the loud horn and found out that Mr.covey was going to step down for a while because he had to travel and recruit more slaves. When he returned from his trip he said to Douglas, “Have you scrubbed the kitchen floor?” “No sir, not yet,” replied Douglass. Mr. Covey reacted by hitting Douglass on his head. “You get on it or you won’t eat or get anything to drink for the rest of the day,” he yelled.