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“Without a struggle, there can be no progress.“ - Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass supported women’s suffrage throughout his life. The only African American to attend the 1848 Women’s Rights Convention, he was one of 32 men to sign the Declaration of Sentiments there. #ArchivesGetsTheVote 

Frederick Douglass attended the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848 and was one of 32 men who signed the Declaration of Sentiments, demanding the vote. His great-great-great-grandson is following in the footsteps of his lifelong commitment to education for Black Americans.

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"Any statue — be it of Christopher Columbus or Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson or Frederick Douglass — makes a statement about who is worth preserving in bronze," writes @WithEdSimon 

"Any statue — be it of Christopher Columbus or Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson or Frederick Douglass — makes a statement about who is worth preserving in bronze," writes @WithEdSimon 

Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library has acquired important collection of Frederick Douglass artifacts, including drafts of his famous 1852 speech "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?,” as well as family scrapbooks, letters and photographs.

A collection of Frederick Douglass artifacts will now be available to the public. It includes letters to his family, his scrapbooks, and drafts of his 1852 speech "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?" @hereandnow )

“I wanted to share this material because what Frederick Douglass was about is the same thing happening in America today,” says retired surgeon Walter O. Evans, who amassed the world-renowned collection.

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Statue of Frederick Douglass Torn Down in Rochester via . This shows that thes @BreitbartNews  anarchists have no bounds!

Frederick Douglass had to resist white abolitionists who were afraid his clarity of speech would harm the movement. They actually encouraged him since he was a former slave to “act and talk like a slave” to garner sympathy. He refused.

A statue of Frederick Douglass was ripped from its base in Rochester, New York, on the anniversary of his famous speech “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July." The statue was found in a gorge about 50 feet away, with damage to the base and a finger.

Frederick Douglass escaped slavery when he was 19 and became an advisor to President Lincoln. He had every reason to hate, but instead, he dedicated his life to promoting the promise of America. Today mobs tore down a statue of him. They have no shame.

“What have I, or those I represent, to do with your national independence? This Fourth of July is yours, not mine…There is not a nation on the earth guilty of practices more shocking and bloody than are the people of these United States at this very hour.” - Frederick Douglass

Disgusting! We should all realize this movement is about promoting Marxism not stopping racism. They’re not going to stop folks. Frederick Douglass statue vandalized on anniversary of July 4 speech

Yes, I will repost this portion of Frederick Douglass’s 1852 speech every #fourthofjuly . Get used to it

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“Until Haiti spoke… no Christian nation had abolished slavery. Until she spoke… the slave trade was sanctioned by all the Christian nations of the world... Until Haiti spoke, the church was silent and the pulpit dumb.” - Frederick Douglass, 1893 re: The Haitian Revolution

You quote a mighty and historic speech by the great abolitionist Frederick Douglass, but, without context, many modern readers will misunderstand. Two critical points:

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