Where Justice is Denied

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Frederick Douglass

Original Publication
February 7, 2019
Last Updated
Jan 16, 2023 3:42 AM
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Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is in an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob, and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe. 👨🏽‍🦱 Frederick Douglass

A great writer and leader of the abolitionist movement, Frederick Douglass was the first Black person to be nominated as Vice President of the United States. He was born a slave in February 1818, but fled and escaped to freedom in 1838. He went on to serve as US Marshal for DC, Recorder of Deeds for DC, and Minister Resident and Consul General to Haiti, making him one of the first Black people to hold high government offices.

The “Quotes to Live By” series was originally posted to my Instagram in 2019. Due to the original medium, these posts are fairly short and not meant to be exhausted biographies.


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  2. Frederick Douglass". PBS; visited February 2019
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