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Douglass, Frederick (1818-1895)
Address by Hon. Frederick Douglass, delivered in the Congregational Church, Washington, D.C., April 16, 1883 : on the twenty-first anniversary of emancipation, in the District of Columbia.
16 April 1883
by David W. Blight
John Brown did not make it easy for people to love him—until he died on the gallows.