The white man's happiness cannot be purchased by the black man's misery.
1849 'The Destiny of Colored Americans' in The North Star, 16 Nov.
To imaginethat we shall ever be eradicated is absurd and ridiculous.We can be remodified, changed, and assimilated, but never extinguished.Washington Bailey
Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob, and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.Washington Bailey
No man can point to any law in the U.S. by which slavery was originally established. Men first make slaves and then make laws.Washington Bailey