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National Convention at New Orleans, LA

1872LA-National-reports-page53.pdf

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Mr. Douglass then spoke upon the subject of civil rights, and said that he had not fully realized the condition of the colored people South until he left Washington to attend the convention in New Orleans. The indignities that had been heaped upon him and others in endeavoring to reach here convinced him that something more had to be done before the equal rights of all could be enforced.

In conclusion he said: In reference to this question of nationality, I do not care

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