By Frederick Douglass,John R. McKivigan,Heather L. Kaufman,John Stauffer
"There isn't any negro challenge. the matter is whether or not the yankee humans have loyalty sufficient, honor sufficient, patriotism adequate, to dwell as much as their very own constitution."-on civil rights
"Woman must have justice in addition to compliment, and if she is to dispense with both, she will be able to larger have enough money to half with the latter than the former."-on women
"The factor worse than uprising is the item that explanations rebellion."-on rebellion
"A guy is rarely misplaced whereas he nonetheless earnestly thinks himself worthy saving; and as with a guy, so with a nation."-on perseverance
"I am ever happy to work out a guy upward push from one of the humans. each such guy is prophetic of the nice time coming."-on Lincoln
Frederick Douglass, a runaway Maryland slave, was once witness to and player in one of the most vital occasions within the heritage of the yankee Republic among the years of 1818 and 1895. starting his lengthy public occupation in 1841 as an agent of the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society, Douglass for that reason edited 4 newspapers and championed many reform hobbies. An recommend of morality, financial accumulation, self-help, and equality, Douglass supported racial delight, consistent agitation opposed to racial discrimination, vocational schooling for blacks, and nonviolent passive resistance.
He used to be the one guy who performed a famous function on the 1848 assembly in Seneca Falls that officially introduced the women's rights flow. He was once a temperance recommend and antagonistic capital punishment, lynching, debt peonage, and the convict rent system. A staunch defender of the freedom and Republican events, Douglass held numerous political appointments, often corresponded with top politicians, and urged Presidents Lincoln, provide, Hayes, Garfield, and Harrison. He met with John Brown earlier than his abortive raid on Harpers Ferry, helped to recruit African American troops throughout the Civil conflict, attended so much nationwide black conventions held among 1840 and 1895, and served as U.S. ambassador to Haiti.
Frederick Douglass has left essentially the most large our bodies of vital and quotable public statements of any determine in American history. within the phrases of Frederick Douglass is a wealthy trove of quotations from Douglass. The editors have compiled approximately seven-hundred quotations through Douglass that reveal the breadth and energy of his mind in addition to the eloquence with which he expressed his political and moral principles.
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In the Words of Frederick Douglass: Quotations from Liberty’s Champion by Frederick Douglass,John R. McKivigan,Heather L. Kaufman,John Stauffer