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William C. Nell
(1816-1874) born on
US historian, abolitionist. He was the author of one of the earliest works of African American history, "Services of Colored Americans in the Wars of 1776 and 1812," 1851.
         
   
F
While I would not . . . detract from the credit justly due the men . . . . It was these mothers who accompanied me to the various schoolhouses, to residences of teachers and committee-men, to see the laws of the Old Bay State applied in good faith.

R
Our brethren at the South should not be called slaves, but prisoners of war.
A
I have borne allegiance to PRINCIPLES, rather than MEN.
N
I yield to no one in appreciating the propriety and pertinency of every effort, on the part of Colored Americans, in all pursuits, which, as members of the human family, it becomes them to share in.
K
Any man among us, voting for their respective candidates, virtually recognizes the righteousness of their principles, and shall be held up to public reprobation as a traitor, a hissing and a byword, a pest and nuisance, and the offscouring of the earth.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Fighting Jim Crow Schools in Boston, Sep 1855.
R: Letter to William Lloyd Garrison; in "The Liberator," 10 Dec 1852.
A: In "The Liberator," 15 Dec 1853.
N: "Services of Colored Americans in the Wars of 1776 and 1812," 1851.
K: On the current political parties, letter to William Lloyd Garrison; in "The Liberator," 10 Dec 1852.
   


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