Copy & paste this link to your blog or website to reference this page
Quotation by Frederick Douglass
Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is in an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob, and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.
Frederick Douglass (c.1817–1895), U.S. abolitionist. Speech, April 1886, Washington, DC. The Frederick Douglass Papers, ed. John W. Blassingame (1982).
Speech made on the 24th anniversary of Emancipation in the District of Columbia.
Surprise me with a
The Columbia World of Quotations © 1996, Columbia University Press.
Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. Except as otherwise permitted by written agreement, the following are prohibited: copying substantial portions or the entirety of the work in machine readable form, making multiple printouts thereof, and other uses of the work inconsistent with U.S. and applicable foreign copyright and related laws.
2015 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.