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I knew that however bad the Republican party was, the Democratic party was much worse. The elements of which the Republican party was composed gave better ground for the ultimate hope of the success of the colored mans cause than those of the Democratic party.  - Frederick Douglass
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Earliest reference found in: "Young Children, Volume 53" (1964), p. 375. Probably apocryphal.

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Born: February 14, 1817

Died: February 20, 1895 (aged 78)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Author, abolitionist, editor, diplomat

Bio: Frederick Douglass was an American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman. After escaping from slavery, he became a leader of the abolitionist movement, gaining note for his dazzling oratory and incisive antislavery writing. He stood as a living counter-example to slaveholders' arguments that slaves did not have the intellectual capacity to function as independent American citizens.

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