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Street scene, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, W.I., c 1901.

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弗雷德里克.道格拉斯 (Frederick Douglass) 在世界博览会上发表一篇有关海地 (Haiti) 的演说

通过到别的国家留学或者参观,我们可以学到很多东西。弗雷德雷克.道格拉斯是一个作家、出版商,也是废奴主义者。因为他在1891年至1893年之间,担任美国驻海地的公使与总领事,所以他对海地的历史相当熟悉。西元198312日,在芝加哥杰克森公园的世界哥伦比亚博览会 (World Columbian Exposition) ,道格拉斯站在群众面前,为海地展示馆揭幕,他发表了一篇很重要的演说。

We can learn a lot by studying or visiting countries other than our own. Frederick Douglass, a well-known writer, publisher, and abolitionist (anti-slavery activist), understood the history of Haiti because from 1891 to 1893 he was the country's United States minister and general consul. When he stood before the crowds to open the Haitian Pavilion at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago's Jackson Park on January 2, 1893, he delivered a powerful address.

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