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James Madison

"It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood." James Madison
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Frederick Douglass
Birth: 1818-02-00 Death: 1895-02-20

"Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them."

One of the most important African American leaders in the 19th century, Frederick Douglass was actually born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey. He worked tireless on the issues of abolition and Jim Crow segregation during his lifetime and edited the most influential black newspaper of its time. He also wrote three books, two of them autobiographies. Today, they are considered some of the best examples of the slave narrative tradition. Douglass gave thousands of speeches in his lifetime, not only about slavery and racism, but about America's ideals. Though he lived in New York for mu…

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