"A man who resembles his distinguished great-grandfather, Roger Sherman, signer of the declaration, Gov. Simeon E. Baldwin talks on the dominant questions of the day. Every generation of Americans, he asserts, has its own point of view and, therefore, through the Supreme Court of the United States, makes the Constitution fit its own needs and conditions."
"Despite his age, Douglass campaigned vigorously for Benjamin Harrison during the 1888 presidential campaign. After weeks spent in Indiana and Michigan, Douglass arrived in New Haven, Connecticut, for a major address on 25 October 1888. There was so much excitement in the city that crowds gathered at the railroad station to witness Douglass’s arrival. After… Continue reading Frederick Douglass’ address in New Haven, October 25, 1888
"I was present at the inauguration of Mr. Lincoln, the 4th of March, 1865. I felt then that there was murder in the air, and I kept close to his carriage on the way to the Capitol, for I felt that I might see him fall that day. It was a vague presentiment. At that… Continue reading Frederick Douglass, at the inauguration of Abraham Lincoln, 1865