ULYSSES S. GRANT AND CIVIL RIGHTS

A remembrance of the important role our 18th president played in securing the freedom and civil rights of former slaves.


Frederick Douglass affirmed President Grant's "entire freedom from vulgar prejudice of race and color."

Grant was a humane conqueror and the benefactor of an enslaved and despised race, a race who will ever cherish a grateful remembrance of his name, fame and great services . . . . [He] was right towards us.

- Henry O. Wagoner, in a letter to Frederick Douglass

 

I know the man. I like a man in the Presidential chair . . . such as the poor people of my own race, as well as the poor people of every other race, can approach, and approach easily.

- Frederick Douglass


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