I didn't know I was a slave until I found out I couldn't do the things I wanted
Quote by Frederick Douglass
Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.
We have to do with the past only as we can make it useful to...
People might not get all they work for in this world, but they must certainly...
A man's character always takes its hue, more or less, from the form and color...
The white man's happiness cannot be purchased by the black man's misery.
The thing worse than rebellion is the thing that causes rebellion.
I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.
What to the Slave is the 4th of July.
One and God make a majority.
Fugitive slaves were rare then, and as a fugitive slave lecturer, I had the advantage...
I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend...
Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out...
The white man's happiness cannot be purchased by the black man's misery
Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact...
It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.
It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower,...
The soul that is within me no man can degrade.
Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one...
A gentleman will not insult me, and no man not a gentleman can insult me.
At a time like this, scorching irony, not convincing argument, is needed.