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Monday, October 09, 2017

Am I Not A Man And A Brother?

The Kneeling Slave:

My heart is sad as I contemplate thee,
  Thou fettered victim of despotic sway;
   Driven, like a senseless brute, from day to day,
Though equal born, as thy tyrant free.
With hands together clasped imploringly,
   And face upturned to Heaven, (Heaven shall repay!)
   For liberty and justice thou dost pray,
In piteous accents, and on bended knee.

William Lloyd Garrison.


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