Sep. 2, 2020
What The Black Man Wants - Frederick Douglass 1865
In 1865, Frederick Douglass asked and answered this question that is still perplexing African American communities in 2020. What do the Blacks want in this nation? Douglass, felt that the vote was what was the black panacea to absolute equality. Douglass also felt that blacks should be left alone to fail or succeed on his/her own merits. Well, I cannot disagree with that to some degree it would’ve have been essential to our survival to have land and resources to succeed once left alone. I still feel that we must vote and participate as citizens in this country. But we cannot be blind voters who simply look towards one political party as the end all be all to our communities concerns. Listen to my reading of Frederick Douglass’s speech in 1865.