“Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave.” -Frederick Douglass
Big difference between ignorant wokeness, and being highly educated, schooled on the intellectualism of American and Western Civilization history.
Pre Civil War, the Rochester, New York region was the intellectual battleground for women’s rights, and abolition of slavery.
Without Frederick Douglass, a former slave who escaped to freedom, speaking his mind in Rochester in 1852 and for years to come pre Civil War, entirely possible slavery would not have been abolished for decades, if at all.
There was no other free black man in 1850’s America with the oratory skills and reach Frederick Douglass had. Douglass used his Western Civilization education, and First Amendment rights to speak out on slavery, and put pressure on the culture and men’s consciences to abolish.
With July 4th approaching, it’s that time of year I begin discussing Frederick Douglass and his contributions to American history.