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Voice of the Day: Frederick Douglass

Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation, are people who want crops without ploughing the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning; they want the ocean without the roar of its many waters. The struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, or it may be both. But it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand; it never has and it never will.
– Frederick Douglass
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nancy rogene

posted July 5, 2007 at 1:43 am

I am so pleased to read this quote by the great American, Frederick Douglass. So many of us who are not black Americans have not heard much of him but he was a great abolitionist and orator and writer and all Americans are indebted to his life’s work and his vision.

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Mick Sheldon

posted July 25, 2007 at 4:57 pm

He had quite a life . I have heard and read of him . Not an expert though , he met Lincoln a couple of times . He was quite articulate , unyielding , but persuassive .
Spoke up for womens rights and Native American rights as well . Was controversal , had an opinion he gave it, and was looked negatively uupon by blacks for some of his stands . He beat of his slaveowner when he was a kid , which I always thought was quite revealing about his character of not giving up regardless.
I have never read a book on him , but he has been in many that I have read .

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