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Eminence Noir: 1880

Eminence Noir: 1880

        "Frederick Douglass is an example of somebody who has done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more, I notice."

-- President Trump, 2/1/2017

Washington, D.C., circa 1880. "Frederick Douglass (1818-1895), African-American abolitionist, seated, three-quarters length portrait." Wet plate stereograph negative, Brady-Handy Collection, Library of Congress. View full size.

 

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