September 10, 2008

It is Easier to Build Strong Children

"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."

-Frederick Douglass

Fredrick Douglass was a slave who learned to read, escaped, and eventually was able to buy his freedom. He lived in the North as the US fought the Civil War, publishing a newspaper and speaking out as a well-known abolitionist. At the 1888 Republican National Convention, Douglass became the first African-American to receive a vote for President of the United States in a major party's roll call vote.


Anonymous said...

Interesting! & here people think Obama is the first....

Traci said...

That quote is wonderful. It is really what I am working on with the little boy I nanny for.

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