Frederick Douglass, at Garrison Memorial

At a Garrison Memorial Meeting, in the 15th Street Presbyterian Church, Washington,D.C., on June 2, 1879, Douglass was one of the speakers.  Robert Purvis, long-time friend of Garrison, led the gathering.  Alexander Crummell, minister of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Washington, was the featured speaker.  Theodore Greener, Dean of the Howard Law School also spoke.  B.D. Fleet played Mozart’s Requiem on the organ.    Here is just one phrase from what Frederick Douglass said referring to  Garrison on that occasion:   “….the man who was then and will ever be regarded as the chief apostle of the immediate and unconditional emancipation of all the slaves in America…”

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