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Frederick Douglass: Three-Penny Tea Tax

Posted by admin on Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Frederick Douglass Money Quote saying saying On July 5, 1852, in Rochester speech, “What to the slave is the 4th of July?” He asked why Americans just 76 years before risked their lives to avoid a tea tax, but thought nothing of slavery. Frederick Douglass said:

You can bare your bosom to the storm of British artillery to throw off a three-penny tax on tea; and yet wring the last hard earned farthing from the grasp of the black laborers of your country
— Frederick Douglass

 
Born February 14, 1818 – Died February 20, 1895
 

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:
 
Blessings you rejoice are not enjoyed in common. Independence bequeathed shared not by me Quote
 

“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

 
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Born February 14, 1818 – Died February 20, 1895
 

Frederick Douglass, ca. 1879.  George K. Warren

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

 
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