In today’s Federalis…
In today’s Federalist newsletter was a quote from Booker T. Washington on the results of slavery on Africans. Food for thought.

“Think about it: We went into slavery pagans; we came out Christians. We went into slavery pieces of property; we came out American citizens. We went into slavery with chains clanking about our wrists; we came out with American ballots in our hands. … When we rid ourselves of prejudice, or racial feeling, and look the facts in the face, we must acknowledge, notwithstanding the cruelty and moral wrong of slavery, we are in a stronger and more hopeful position, materially, intellectually, morally, and religiously, than is true of an equal number of black people in any other portion of the globe.”

The Federalist only make available their Friday Digest on their website (you can only get the Monday Brief by signing up for a free subscription), but I did find the full quote at the University of Illinois Press site, in their section on The Booker T. Washington Papers.

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