Frederick Douglass was an American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery in Maryland, he became a national leader of the abolitionist movement in Massachusetts and New York, gaining note for his oratory and incisive antislavery writings
Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.
If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
What to the Slave is the 4th of July.
It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.
I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.
We have to do with the past only as we can make it useful to the present and the future.
The soul that is within me no man can degrade.
Without a struggle, there can be no progress.
The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.