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Quotation by Maria Weston Chapman
Slavery can only be abolished by raising the character of the people who compose the nation; and that can be done only by showing them a higher one.
Maria Weston Chapman (1806–1885), U.S. abolitionist. Speech, 1855, New York. "How Can I Help to Abolish Slavery."
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