Douglass visits Paris

Base and Unnatural Proscription      Frederick Douglass having been refused a passport to enable him to visit Paris, by Mr. Dallas, the American minister at London, on the ground that they do not recognize persons of color as citizens, the required permission was furnished by the French consul at Newcastle !  —- A fresh cause for European jeers at American Democracy.

(Liberator,  Apr 27, 1860, pg 2)