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Frederick Douglass
(1817-1895) born on
Feb 14
US lecturer, author. He escaped slavery in 1838, became active in the anti-slavery cause and edited anti-slavery journal.
         
   
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A little learning, indeed, may be a dangerous thing, but the want of learning is a calamity to any people.

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A man's character always takes its hue, more or less, from the form and color of things about him.
A
Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will . . .
N
Slaves were expected to sing as well as to work. A silent slave was not liked, either by masters or overseers.
K
A gentleman will not insult me, and no man not a gentleman can insult me.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Commencement Address, The Colored High School, Baltimore, MD, 22 Jun 1894.
R: "Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, 1892.
A: Speech in Canandaigua, New York, 3 Aug 1857.
N: "Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, 1892.
K: In "Correct Quotes for DOS," WordStar International, 1991.
   


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