May. 4, 2017

Day 2 of 2, In His Words, My Voice, The Portable Frederick Douglass, Lessons of the Hour, 1894

Over the past two days, I have presented one of Frederick Douglass's last public speech he gave in Washington DC. In this speech, Frederick Douglass discussed the re-enslavement of the southern Blackman. He demanded that America keeps the promises she made in the amendments to the Constitution.

In this antilynching address at Washington’s Metropolitan A.M.E. church, Douglass describes the success of the South’s counterrevolution that created a new order of black unfreedom, and he spells out the ways to combat it.

SOURCE: Lessons of the Hour, by Hon. Frederick Douglass (Baltimore: Press of Thomas & Evans, 1894)