Thought of the Day: Tyranny and Slavery, Are Alike Detestable To Minds Conscious of the Equal Dignity of Human Nature

“That the God of nature gave them life and freedom, upon the terms of the most perfect equality with other men; That freedom is an inherent right of the human species, not to be surrendered, but by consent… Tyranny and Slavery, are alike detestable to Minds conscious of the equal Dignity of human Nature …” – Prince Whipple and the 19 others constituting “The Natives of Africa In Portsmouth, New Hampshire (1779) – For further reference, please see Kaplan, Sidney; Kaplan, Emma Nogrady (1975). The Black Presence in the Era of the American Revolution 1770–1800. Amherst: The University of Massachusetts Press. ISBN 0-87023-662-8. (Prince Whipple is the American black gentleman in the famous “Washington Crossing the Deleware” painting below)

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