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William Wells Brown

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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.

— William Wells Brown

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

— William Wells Brown

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People don't follow titles, they follow courage.

— William Wells Brown

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

— William Wells Brown

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For instance in an 1847 lecture to the Female Anti-Slavery Society of Salem Massachusetts he said "Were I about to tell you the evils of Slavery to represent to you the Slave in his lowest degradation I should wish to take you one at a time and whisper it to you. In freedom he took the names of Wells Brown a Quaker friend who helped him after his escape by providing food clothes and some money. Young.

William Wells Brown (November 6 1814 – November 6 1884) was a prominent African-American abolitionist lecturer novelist playwright and historian. After his freedom was purchased by a British couple in 1854 he and his family returned to the US where he rejoined the abolitionist lecture circuit.

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