William Wells Brown - Quotes

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All I demand for the black man is, that the white people shall take their heels off his neck, and let him have a chance to rise by his own efforts. ---->>>

People don't follow titles, they follow courage. ---->>>

I would have the Constitution torn in shreds and scattered to the four winds of heaven. Let us destroy the Constitution and build on its ruins the temple of liberty. I have brothers in slavery. I have seen chains placed on their limbs and beheld them captive. ---->>>

The last struggle for our rights, the battle for our civilization, is entirely with ourselves. ---->>>

When this boy was brought to Dr. Young, his name being William, the same as mine, my mother was ordered to change mine to something else. This, at the time, I thought to be one of the most cruel acts that could be committed upon my rights. ---->>>

Despotism increases in severity with the number of despots; the responsibility is more divided, and the claims are more numerous. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 06-21, 2015
Birthplace: near Lexington, Kentucky
Die: 1884
Occupation: Activist
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William Wells Brown (circa 1814 – November 6, 1884) was a prominent African-American abolitionist lecturer, novelist, playwright, and historian in the United States. Born into slavery in Montgomery County, Kentucky, near the town of Mount Sterling, Brown escaped to Ohio in 1834 at the age of 20. He settled in Boston, Massachusetts, where he worked for abolitionist causes and became a prolific writer (wikipedia)