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"Find out just what any people will quietly submit to, and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them by power holders, and these practices will continue until they are resisted...the limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those who are oppressed." ~ Fredrick Douglas #resistance #social justice

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Frederick Douglass, a former slave and eminent human rights leader in the abolition movement, was the first black citizen to hold a high U.S. government rank. He became one of the most famous intellectuals of his time, advising presidents and lecturing to thousands.

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Did you know Frederick Douglass began publishing the North Star, the abolitionist weekly paper in 1847? See more of his contributions to the abolitionist movement with THE AFRICAN AMERICANS: MANY RIVERS TO CROSS.

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Frederick Douglass---an abolitionist, a statesman, an orator, a former slave. He freed his mind...then he freed his body. This basic principle is the key to living...or merely existing.

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