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Douglass, Frederick (1818-1895) [Frederick Douglass quotation]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09002 Author/Creator: Douglass, Frederick (1818-1895) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph quotation signed Date: 1868 Pagination: 1 p. ; 7.5 x 12.6 cm.

Summary of Content: "For myself, I ask nothing I would not freely grant to all men." Signed and dated 1868. On lined paper with reproduced photograph of Douglass.

Full Transcript: For myself, I ask nothing I would not freely grant to all men. Frederick Douglass 1868

People: Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: AbolitionAfrican American HistoryCivil RightsReform Movement

Sub Era: Reconstruction

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