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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Radical Christian Faith of Frederick Douglass

The Radical Christian Faith of Frederick Douglass
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The Radical Christian Faith of Frederick Douglass
The great abolitionist spoke words of rebuke—and hope—to a slaveholding society.
D. H. Dilbeck
As Frederick Douglass looked out on the boisterous crowd that had gathered to celebrate America’s independence, he thought of Psalm 137.
By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept
when we remembered Zion.
There on the poplars
we hung our harps,
for there our captors asked us for songs,
our tormentors demanded songs of joy;
they said, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!”
How can we sing the songs of the Lord
while in a foreign land? (v. 1–4)
The Rochester Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Society ...
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