The Radical Center
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The Radical Center

Frederick Douglass on Lincoln

Excerpts from a speech by Douglass on the opening of the monument to the Emancipation Proclamation honestly discussing Lincoln, warts and all.

Fellow citizens, in what we have said and done today, and in what we may say and do hereafter, we disclaim everything like arrogance and assumption. We claim for ourselves no superior devotion to the character, history, and memory of the illustrious name whose monument we…

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