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VISIONS OF THE CARIBBEAN

 Frederick Douglass
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James E. Taylor.
The Santo Domingo Commission.
New York: Frank Leslie, 1871.

In 1825 the American Colonization Society resettled some African Americans near Samana, in the Dominican Republic. Frederick Douglass spoke to nearly 200 of their descendants on January 28, 1871, using a pulpit from a nearby Catholic church.

Image no. 2004-292-10

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