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Speaker or author: Douglass, H. Ford

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Bugle

The speaker offered his thoughts on prejudice, saying, "When we are free, men will find it to be a fact that there is no prejudice against color. It is the condition, not the color. My color serves as a badge, indicating that I belong to a race which in this land has been doomed to degredation. And just so long as we consent to occupy a subordinate condition, and submit without murmuring to our degradation, there is no prejudice against us. So long as the black man is willing to be a slave in this country, all is well enough, but whenever he attempts to take the position of a freeman, it is then the white man seems to hate him." The speaker stressed that prejudice is about slavery, not about skin color.

Description of file(s): PDF 10 page, 2,626 word document (text and images)

Date published: 1860

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

Keywords: amalgamation; Dr. Nehemiah Adams; England; government; prejudice; race; schools

People: Adams, Dr. Nehemiah

Publication type: Newspapers; Speeches

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