George Douglass 's Psalms 34 : 17-20 It

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In Psalms 34:17-20 it says “When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all. He keeps all his bones; not one of them is broken.” I believe this is a great symbolic allegory of the darkness that slavery birthed into our world. Each of these were bonded together in hopeless but in each case and region had different difficulties that had to face. Each using their life story to be a beacon of hope to others that freedom was within reach
When we look at the biographies of Douglass, Ball, and Turner we see a common theme that connected each of these individuals: hopelessness. Frederick Douglass explained his hopelessness when he said “It opened my eyes to the horrible pit, but to no ladder upon which to get out In moments of agony, I envied my fellow-slaves for their stupidity. I have often wished myself a beast. I preferred the condition of the meanest reptile to my own. Any thing, no matter what, to get rid of thinking! It was this everlasting thinking of my con-dition that tormented me. There was no getting rid of it (1)” Charles Ball defined is hopelessness when he stated “I slept but little this night, feeling a restlessness when no longer in chains; and pondering over the future lot of my life, which appeared fraught only with evil and misfortune.” Nat Turner got into such a

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