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Title: William J. Watkins

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper

Speech regarding the omission of the black citizen in the Declaration of Independence and the law providing for the formation of the militia. The speaker uses these as examples of how the black citizen is not included or accepted in the United States as part of the union.

Description of file(s): PDF 9 page, 2,051 word document (text and images)

Date published: 1853

Subjects: Abolitionists--United States; African American abolitionists; Antislavery movements--United States; Slavery; United States--History--19th century

Keywords: Civil rights; Congress; Constitution; Declaration of Independence; Free Soil Party; government; Massachusetts; militia

Publication type: Newspapers; Speeches

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