Historic Records


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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