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Home > Books, History, Quotes, Reading > What I’m Reading: Life and Times of Frederick Douglass – 16 in a series – “…I wish I could be free, as you will be when you get to be men.”

What I’m Reading: Life and Times of Frederick Douglass – 16 in a series – “…I wish I could be free, as you will be when you get to be men.”

”“I wish I could be free, as you will be when you get to be men.” “You will be free, you know, as soon as you are twenty-one, and can go where you like, but I am a slave for life. Have I not as good a right to be free as you have?” Words like these, I observed, always troubled them; and I had no small satisfaction in drawing out from them, as I occasionally did, that fresh and bitter condemnation of slavery which ever springs from nature unseared and unperverted. Of all conscience, let me have those to deal with, which have not been seared and bewildered with the cares and perplexities of life. I do not remember ever to have met with a boy while I was in slavery, who defended the system,”

From Life and Times of Frederick Douglass: (An African American Heritage Book)

Why I'm Reading: He was whipped oftener who was whipped easiest.

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