Frederick Douglass spoke here in 1876 | New

More than a decade had passed since the end of the Civil War, but on a Friday evening in the early fall of 1876, a packed crowd at the Henry County Courthouse heard that the struggle for black people continued. . They heard it from one of the most powerful anti-slavery voices of the 19th century – Frederick Douglass.

The former slave who first arrived in Henry County in 1843 and was taken as a refuge by Seth Hinshaw of Greenboro was back, this time as a free man.

Remarks by Douglass at the courthouse

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