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1861: Most Photographed American of the 19th Century

The most photographed American of the 19th century was Frederick Douglass. In an 1861 lecture, Douglass said that with the advent of photography, Men of all conditions may see themselves as others see them. What was once the exclusive luxury … Continue reading

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1852: What, to the Slave

What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July? I answer: a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. To him, … Continue reading

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1845: Frederick Douglass Visits Ireland

Shortly after the 1845 publication of his Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Frederick Douglass left the US for a two-year tour of Ireland and Britain. During his time in Ireland, he befriended and appeared on … Continue reading

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