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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.
Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is in an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob, and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.

The mind does not take its complexion from the skin....
We are one, our cause is one, and we must help each other; if we are to succeed.
Men may not get all they pay for in this world, but they must certainly pay for all they get.
If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom yet depreciate agitation, are men who want rain without thunder. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters . . .
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Speech, April 1886
R: In "Famous Black Quotations," ed. Janet Cheatham Bell, 1995.
A: In "North Star," 3 Dec. 1847.
N: Conference in Canadaigua, New York, 1857.

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