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Charles Lenox Remond
(1810-1873) born on
Feb 01
US abolitionist. He was a leading abolitionist and a prominent member of the Anti-Slavery Society.
         
   
F
The time has gone by for colored people to talk of patriotism: . . . He used to be proud that his grandfather, on his mother's side, fought for liberty in the Revolutionary War. But that time had passed by.

R
We need more radicalism among us before we can speak as becomes a suffering, oppressed, and persecuted people.
A
I have only to speak for myself; to speak for freedom for myself; to determine for freedom for myself; and in doing so, I speak and determine for the freedom of every slave on every plantation, and for the fugitives on my right hand . . .
N
The grievances of which we complain, be assured, sir, are not imaginary, but real - not local, but universal - not occasional, but continual, everyday matter-of-fact things and have become, to the disgrace of our common country, matters of history.
K
Color is made to obscure the brightest endowments, to degrade the fairest character, and to check the highest and most praiseworthy aspirations.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Anti-Slavery Discourse to the Massachusetts Antislavery Society; in "The Liberator," 10 Jul 1857.
R: Letter to a friend, 1841; in "My Soul Looks Back, 'Less I Forget," by Dorothy Winbush Riley, 1995.
A: Anti-Slavery Discourse to the Massachusetts Antislavery Society; in "The Liberator," 10 Jul 1857.
N: Address to the Massachusetts Legislature protesting segregated traveling arrangement, Feb 1842.
K: In the "Liberator," 25 Feb 1842.
   


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