Quote of the day

16 January 2012

Whilst so much is doing in the world, to ameliorate the condition of mankind, and the spirit of Freedom is marching with rapid strides and causing tyrants to tremble, may America awake from the apathy in which she has long slumbered. She must, sooner or later, fall in with the irresistible current.

~James Forten
Sailor, Businessman, Inventor, Prominent Abolitionist, and Community Leader
Letter to William Lloyd Garrison (December 31, 1830)

Read more about the remarkable life of James Forten here.

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