Frederick Douglass


“There were no beds given the slaves, unless one coarse blanket be considered such, and none but the men and women had these” (Douglass 27)

"“Mr. Severe was rightly named: he was a cruel man. I have seen him whip a woman, causing the blood to run half an hour at the time” (Douglass 29)

“Colonel Lloyd kept from three to four hundred slaves on his home plantation, and owned a large number more on the neighboring farms belonging to him” (Douglass 26)