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David Ruggles

David Ruggles (March 15, 1810 – December 16, 1849) was an African-American abolitionist in Manhattan, New York who resisted slavery by his participation in a Committee of Vigilance and the Underground Railroad to aid fugitive slaves reach free states. He was a printer in New York City during the 1830s, who also wrote numerous articles, and "was the prototype for black activist journalists of his time." He claimed to have led more than 600 fugitive slaves to freedom in the North, including Frederick Douglass, who became a friend and fellow activist. Ruggles is also credited with opening the first African American bookstore in the United States.

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Let us to the Press Devoted Be, Its Light will Shine and Speak Us Free.

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Slaves. though we be enrolled Minds are never to be sold.

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Slaves. though we be enrolled Minds are never to be sold.

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Let us to the Press Devoted Be, Its Light will Shine and Speak Us Free.

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“Prejudice is not so much dependent upon natural antipathy as upon education.”

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“Maria Parham feels that serving the Hispanic community is not only important, but also our obliga ...

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“In our cause, mere words are nothing -- action is everything.”

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A man is sometimes lost in the dust of his own raising.

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