Quotation by Maria Stewart

African rights and liberty is a subject that ought to fire the breast of every free man of color in these United States, and excite in his bosom a lively, deep, decided and heart-felt interest.
Maria Stewart (1803–1879), African American abolitionist and schoolteacher. As quoted in Black Women in Nineteenth-Century American Life, part 3, by Bert James Loewenberg and Ruth Bogin (1976).

Stewart, a free African American, said this in a February 27, 1833 address at the African Masonic Hall.
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