Anticorp,

Frederick Douglass was a badass. He was a former slave who obtained an education and worked with political leaders, garnering a measure of power and influence himself. He penned one of my favorite quotes of all time:

Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.

–Frederick Douglass

Psychodelic,

I absolutely love his independence day speech. An absolute badass, indeed

be_excellent_to_each_other,
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It is with the greatest of respect for Douglass that I link this ERB video for anyone who hasn't seen it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-ZblMfZpuw

Anticorp,

Ha! That is bad ass! Thanks so much for sharing that. I’m going to share this with about ten different people right now.

be_excellent_to_each_other,
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Glad you enjoyed it! ERB slips some truth into a lot of their videos. It's not the only reason I like them, but it helps.

This one sneaks up on you a bit.

PugJesus,
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In addition to having plenty of excellent quotes from his long history of oratory, his memoirs are extremely well-written too. Highly recommend.

tcrash,

Seggsy except the guy

LaserTurboShark69,

That look of admiration!

ivanafterall,
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We're all thinking it.

...aren't we?

victorz, (edited )

Yep. I, too, noticed his shoes look too narrow for his feet.

ivanafterall,
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Yes, both of them look tight as hell.

victorz,

Those poor pinky toes.

neo,

Yep, her sister looks like Christopher Moltisanti.

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