Douglass for Congress!

August 25, 1854

Under the Refuge of Oppression column, from the Norfolk (VA) Daily News:  “The nigger statesman of the North, is, we learn, to be brought forward for Congress in the Monroe district of New York.  His advent in the capitol, as a representative of the people, is doubtless anticipated with pride and pleasure by Greeley and Giddings, Garrison, and Gerrit Smith, and a host of other kindred spirits, whose Anglo-Saxon skins belie the nigger nature within…”