Frederick Douglass: Inheritance Not Shared

Posted by admin on Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Frederick Douglass Money Quote saying On July 5, 1852, in Rochester, New York, he gave one of his most famous speeches, “What to the slave is the 4th of July?” He was addressing the Rochester Ladies Antislavery Society. Frederick Douglass said:

The blessings in which you this day rejoice are not enjoyed in common. The rich inheritance of justice, liberty, prosperity, and independence bequeathed by your fathers is shared by you, not by me
— Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass, ca. 1879.  George K. Warren

Frederick Douglass, ca. 1879. George K. Warren. (National Archives Gift Collection)
Exact Date Shot Unknown
NARA FILE #: 200-FL-22
WAR & CONFLICT BOOK #: 113

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