Speech articulates significance of Haiti to history of U.S. and world

Anyone writing speeches about Haiti might consider quoting Frederick Douglass, who gave a speech about Haiti’s evolution from slave colony to free republic at Chicago’s World’s Fair, on Jan. 2, 1893:

“We should not forget that the freedom you and I enjoy today is largely due to the brave stand taken by the black sons of Haiti ninety years ago … striking for their freedom, they struck for the freedom of every black man in the world.”

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