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“Go where you may, search where you will, roam through all the monarchies and despotisms of the Old World, travel through South America, search out every abuse, and when you have found the last, lay our facts by the side of the everyday practices of this nation, and you will say with me that, for revolting barbarity and shameless hypocrisy, America reigns without a rival.” ~ Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, 1881

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“The American people have this lesson to learn: That where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob, and degrade them, neither persons or property will be safe.” ~ “Southern Barbarism” speech on the occasion of the 24th Anniversary of Emancipation, Washington, D.C., 1886

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For more information on the life and times of Frederick Douglass:

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