Today in 1895: Frederick Douglass dies in Washington, D.C.
Douglass was born into slavery in 1817. As a newspaper editor, suffragist and abolitionist, Douglass became the most noted African American leader of the century.
In an 1857 address Douglass proclaims, quote: “If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.”
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight, Madison Socrate’s Cafe topic is “Do You Think That There’ll Be ‘True’ “Democracy” Within Our Lifetime?” This is at 7pm at Redamte CoffeeHouse, 449 State Street. More info at 608-257-8869.
Tonight is a benefit for Lakeside Press, Madison Infoshop and Rainbow Books. Come to support local Independent Media Centers in Madison! This is tonight at 7pm at the Crystal Corner Bar, 1301 Williamson Street. There is a suggested donation at the door. More info at 608-262-9036.
This weekend is the Friends of Fitchburg Library Used Book Sale. Sales support library programming. This is tomorrow from noon to 5pm and Saturday from 10am to 4pm, with a bag sale at 2pm at the Fitchburg Library, 5530 Lacy Road. For more info, call 608-729-1760.
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