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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?


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


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


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


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

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