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During the Reconstruction era, Frederick Douglass demanded government action to secure land, voting rights, and civil equality for black Americans.

The following passage is excerpted from a speech given by Douglass to the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society in April This is Handout Wife wants nsa Marmet. We may be asked, I say, why we want it [the right to vote]. I will tell you why we want it.

We want it because it is our rightfirst of all. No class of men can, without insulting their own nature, be content with any deprivation of their rights.

We want it again, as a means for educating our race. Men are so constituted that they derive their conviction of their own possibilities largely from the estimate formed of them by others.

If nothing is expected of a people, that people will find it difficult to contradict that expectation. By depriving us of suffrage, you affirm our incapacity to form an intelligent judgment respecting public men and public measures; you declare before the world that we are unfit to exercise the elective Meet women for sex near greenwood ms, and by this means lead us to undervalue ourselves, to put a low estimate upon ourselves, and to feel that we have no possibilities like other men What I ask for the Negro is not benevolence, not pity, not sympathy, but simply justice.

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All I ask is, give him a chance to stand on his own legs! Let him alone!

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