Human Rights and Justice
“‘What shall we do with the negro?’ I have had but one answer from the beginning. Do nothing with us! Your doing with us has already played the mischief with us. Do nothing with us!”
A full century before the Civil Right Movement, Douglass would choose to sit in an area (on a train or in a restaurant) reserved for whites, forcing those who objected to his presence to physically remove him. Sometimes strangers unexpectedly stood up for him.
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