Frederick Douglass, given too little love in American History in the view of Beards & Bellies, is an Original Bearded Gangster. Given lip service by politicians, most of these would be treated to the Biblical judgment of being ‘lukewarm.’ Frederick Douglass: a model human being with a bad ass beard.
“Knowledge is the pathway from slavery to freedom.”
“I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong.”
“If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle.”
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