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Speaker or author: Loguen, Jermain Wesley

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper

Speech offered to the public in response to a letter warning the speaker that the slaveholder from whom he'd escaped was coming to get him. The speaker told his audience that he would stand his ground and not leave as a way of proving his human liberty, his manhood, and as a symbol of freedom for all those who are enslaved.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 764 word document (text and images)

Date published: 1855

Subjects: Abolitionists--United States; African American abolitionists; Antislavery movements--United States; Slavery; United States--History--19th century

Keywords: Civil rights; fugitive; Fugitive Slave Law; Syracuse

Publication type: Newspapers; Speeches

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