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I went back and researched the history of gospel; where it came from, slavery times, communicating with each other without their master knowing what they are saying, and that gospel artists view themselves differently.
Slavery is no more sinful, by the Christian code, than it is sinful to wear a whole coat, while another is in tatters, to eat a better meal than a neighbor, or otherwise to enjoy ease and plenty, while our fellow creatures are suffering and in want.
James F. Cooper
Most historians agree that Abraham Lincoln was the most important man to ever occupy the White House because he abolished slavery and kept the states united through a bloody civil war.
Our redemption through the suffering of Christ is that deeper love within us which not only frees us from slavery to sin, but also secures for us the true liberty of the children of God, in order that we might do all things out of love rather than out of fear - love for him that has shown us such grace that no greater can be found.
Although we have, in theory, abolished human slavery, recognized women's rights, and stopped child labor, we continue to enslave other species who, if we simply pay attention, show quite clearly that they experience parental love, pain, and the desire for freedom, just as we do.
To depend upon the Will of a Man is Slavery.
People-trafficking is modern day slavery. There are more slaves today than there were at the height of the slave trade.
The secrets of slavery are concealed like those of the Inquisition.
Harriet Ann Jacobs
In the nineteenth century, slavery was the greatest wrong, and government never stood so tall as when it was redressing that wrong.
Slavery and freedom cannot exist together.
Slavery is the first step towards civilization. In order to develop it is necessary that things should be much better for some and much worse for others, then those who are better off can develop at the expense of others.
Race is not particularly interesting to me. Power is. Who has power and who doesn't. Slavery interests me because it's an incredible violation that has not stopped. It's necessary to talk about that. Race is a diversion.
And who is responsible for this appalling child slavery? Everyone.
Mary Harris Jones
I need say no more, to prove that slavery is entirely unlike the servitude in the patriarchal families.
Our concern, however, is with slavery as it is, and not with any theory of it.
The poor North has much to do with slavery. It staggers under its load and smarts under its lash.
True, permanent peace can never be restored, until slavery, the occasion of the war, has ceased.
We must continue to judge of slavery by what it is, and not by what you tell us it will, or may be.
Every emancipation has in it the seeds of a new slavery, and every truth easily becomes a lie.
I. F. Stone
Slavery exists. It is black in the South, and white in the North.
If slavery, limited as it yet is, now threatens to subvert the Constitution, how can we as wise and prudent statesmen, enlarge its boundaries and increase its influence, and thus increase already impending dangers?
William H. Seward
It the British System is the most gigantic system of slavery the world has yet seen, and therefore it is that freedom gradually disappears from every country over which England is enabled to obtain control.
Henry Charles Carey
No pope ever condemned slavery.
What we call soul has been around a long time. It comes out of a particular culture that is African in origin, but influenced by 250 years of slavery, as well as other forms of racial oppression.
If the flag of an armed enemy of the U.S. is allowed to fly over government buildings, then it implies that slavery, or at least the threat of slavery, is sanctioned by that government and can still legally exist.
We can constitutionally extirpate slavery at this time.
Robert Dale Owen
Slavery was regarded by Aristotle as an ordinance of nature, and so probably was it by the slaves themselves in olden time.
If you want to be fully convinced of the abominations of slavery, go on a southern plantation, and call yourself a negro trader. Then there will be no concealment; and you will see and hear things that will seem to you impossible among human beings with immortal souls.
Harriet Ann Jacobs
I do not weep: I loathe tears, for they are a sign of slavery.
The house of Austria has publicly used every effort to deprive the country of its legitimate Independence and Constitution, designing to reduce it to a level with the other provinces long since deprived of all freedom, and to unite all in a common sink of slavery.
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