Voice from the Past: "The Right to Citizenship"

Posted: 2/7/2012
Author: Laura June Davis
Frederick Douglass



"Once let the black man get upon his person the brass letter, U.S., let him get an eagle on his button, and a musket on his shoulder and bullets in his pocket, there is no power on earth that can deny that he has earned the right to citizenship."

- Frederick Douglass - 
 
 
 

Source: Frederick Douglass Speech, "Should the Negro Enlist in the Union Army?", National Hall, Philadelphia (July 6, 1863).

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