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Frederick Douglass Gravesite

1133 Mt Hope Ave
Rochester, NY 14620, US

Category: Friends of Labor

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Though abolitionist journalist Frederick Douglass died in Washington, DC (1895), after moving there to become editor of The New National Era (1869) and being elected president of the National Colored Labor Union (1870), Frederick Douglass is buried in Rochester’s Mount Hope Cemetery. Perhaps his most famous words – taken to heart by the labor movement – were uttered at Canandaigua in his August 4, 1857 address on West Indian Emancipation speech: “Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did, and it never will. Find out just what people will submit to and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue till they have resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they suppress.”


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