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Street scene, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, W.I., c 1901.
A sunny day in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

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Frederick Douglass' Delivered Speech on Haiti at the World's Fair
January 2, 1893

We can learn a lot by studying or visiting countries other than our own. Frederick Douglass, a well-known writer, publisher, and abolitionist (anti-slavery activist), understood the history of Haiti because from 1891 to 1893 he was the country's United States minister and general consul. When he stood before the crowds to open the Haitian Pavilion at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago's Jackson Park on January 2, 1893, he delivered a powerful address.
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