Slavery a Common Cause

A Common Cause

The ‘Ram’s Horn,’ at New York, calls upon the colored people to take the anti-slavery cause into their own hands.  This cannot be done.  It is not an exclusive, but a common cause, in which all classes in the land are deeply concerned.  Slavery can be put down only by a combination of all classes against it.  It is too late in the day to make anti-slavery a merely complexional affair.  ‘A man’s a man, for a ’that.’

                                              (Liberator,  Feb 18, 1848, pg 2)