Frederick Douglass’s 1866 essay for The Atlantic on how Congress can cope with a chief executive who refuses to recognize the rights of all citizens
A former slave urges Congress to grant black Americans the vote.
“Statesmen, beware what you do. The destiny of unborn and unnumbered generations is in your hands.”
"No republic is safe that tolerates a privileged class, or denies to any of its citizens equal rights and equal means to maintain them."