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T. Thomas Fortune, the Afro-American AgitatorA Collection of Writings, 1880-1928$

Shawn Leigh Alexander

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780813032320

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813032320.001.0001

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(p.1) PART 1 Politics, Economics, and Education

(p.1) PART 1 Politics, Economics, and Education

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T. Thomas Fortune, the Afro-American Agitator
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In Freedom's Cause

  • In Freedom's Cause—who dies in vain?
  • Let cowards wear the slaver's chain!
  • First know your rights, then let him die
  • Who dares those rights to you deny,
  • There is no law, but law of right!
  • All other law is made
  • By brutal conquest, selfish might,
  • The masses to degrade.
  • Let Freemen face their brutal foes,
  • Where'er the tyrants deal the blows,
  • And pause not in the fray
  • Till they have won the day!
  • And some must die; but others free
  • Will live to reap the victory!
  • New York Age, January 5, 1889
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