Mar 27, 2014 - Sale 2342

Sale 2342 - Lot 49

Price Realized: $ 5,500
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Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) DOUGLASS, FREDERICK. Oration by Frederick Douglass on the Occasion of the Unveiling of the Freedmen's Monument, in Memory of Abraham Lincoln, in Lincoln Park, Washington D.C. April 14th, 1876. 25 pages. 8vo, original printed yellow buff wrappers. a fine copy Washington, 1876

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a rare copy of this historic oration. There are perhaps two speeches by Frederick Douglass that stand out from all the rest. The 1852 Rochester, Fourth of July oration, which is often called his "Fifth of July" oration; delivered two years after the Fugitive Slave Act, in a voice, bitter with disappointment; and the present one, a celebration of freedom and an evaluation of Abraham Lincoln, as the deliverer of the colored race in America. But it is also, the occasion of the first time the African American people had funded and erected a monument of any sort, to anyone.