Abolitionist Desired ‘Freedom From Physical Chains’

In 1846, Frederick Douglass delivered several historical speeches during his time in Europe. While in Scotland and England, the fugitive slave turned prophetic orator, author and abolitionist masterfully spoke words that mattered in the fight against slavery in the United States of America.

The same year the U.S. declared war on Mexico, starting the Mexican-American War, Douglass delivered his “Temperance and Anti-Slavery” speech in Scotland. The theme of the speech, as well as “Emancipation is an Individual, a National and an International Responsibility,” continues to resonate strongly today.

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