Articles & Speeches


It is with a great deal of joy, pride and sense of accomplishment that I welcome each of you assembled. I am so grateful that you elected to share this time with us. I greet you personally and formally in my capacity as President of the oldest Frederick Douglass Organization in the World. Over 114 years ago the imprimatur of permanence was stamped upon the legacy of Frederick Douglass by an enactment of the United States Congress. We...

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By Frederick Douglass September 3, 1894 Manassas, Virginia Ladies, Gentlemen and Friends: As I am a stranger among you and a sojourner, you will, I hope, allow me a word about myself, by way of introduction. I want to say something about the day upon which we are met. Coincidents are always more or less, interesting and here is one such of a somewhat striking character. This day has for me a special interest. It happens to be the...

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