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Unformatted text preview: S LAVERY S PEECH M IHIR T HAKKAR Slavery, a severe and unbearable toil for us, and an easy and relaxing laze time for the white man. We have worked long and hard for the last 200 years, while our owners have just sat in the house, taking in the money and doing nothing. This is wrong, my friends. Slavery is WRONG! Frederick Douglas once said, “Remember that we are one, that our cause is one, and that we must help each other, if we would succeed.” i He is saying that we need to work together to end this, working alone will not work. These crazy white men think that they can just remove their sins by making a small country in Africa for us to “go back to our home.” This enrages me! The fact that they think that they can just send us to Africa. “For two hundred and twenty-eight years has the colored man toiled over the soil of America, under a burning sun and a driver's lash—plowing, planting, reaping, that...
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- Spring '08
- English, Frederick Douglas