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Syndic Literary Journal

Syndic No.53


November 2022


Published by LeRoy Chatfield


American Social Reformer; Abolitionist; Orator; Writer and Statesman.

Composite Nation

Boston Massachussets 1869


Historian Jill Lepore ~ “One of the most important and least-read speeches in American political history.”

Historian Andrew Roth ~ “Douglass’ address is one of the earliest and most eloquent tributes to the beauty of America’s ever-expanding definition of the “We” in “We the People”.

CNN’s John Blake ~ “It’s one of the most radical and prophetic speeches in American history and hardly anyone knows about it.”

Historical Context:

1882 ~ U.S. Congress passed “The Chinese Exclusion Act”

Part 1 ~ Narrated by LeRoy Chatfield

Part 2 ~ Narrated by Neal Howe

Part 3 ~ Narrated by Charles Rammelkamp




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