Thursday, July 07, 2022

Neither Persons Nor Property

Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob, and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.

-- Frederick Douglass (1818 - 1895), American abolitionist, orator, and author, and statesman during the American Civil War, speech on the twenty-fourth anniversary of Emancipation in the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C. (16 April 1886)

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