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Purpose of Paragraph Three

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Color Lines - Frederick Douglass, 1883
In the late 19th century, African American participation in all phases of American life was qualified by prejudice; most avenues of social and economic improvement remained closed. Frederick Douglass, the best-known and most influential African American spokesman of his time, considered these facts and offered a solution in the following speech of September 24, 1883.​

Douglass, Frederick. "The Color Line in America (1883)." Encyclopædia Britannica's Guide to Black History. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., n.d. Web. 23 Mar. 2016.

What is the purpose of paragraph three?

A

To assert that American should actively practice what is written in the Constitution.

B

The highlight the injustices he suffered through his days in slavery.

C

To encourage African Americans to continue to fight against the injustices they suffer.

D

To show that white and black society has more in common than it seems.