Some of Douglass' interactions were meaningful, but not always pleasant. In his narrative Douglass speaks of a fight he had with his master, Mr. Covey. Douglass. He describes his fight with Covey as a "glorious resurrection." This fight reinvigorated him to achieve his freedom, and also showed him that he did have the power to resist what was seen as an unstoppable custom-slavery.
Douglass made touching points about manhood, Christianity and literacy that helped bring about the freedom for all mankind. He did so in a peaceful and Christian manner that was ideal and repeated in later years by civil rights activist Martin Luther King. Douglass opened the eyes for many both black and white to the shadows and dishonors that slavery cast on all that were involved with it. Through his hard work, dedication, and sacrifice he helped bring an end to slavery.