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Meeting house fetes 200 years of service to black community

Deval. L Patrick read last night from a speech by Frederick Douglass for the 200th anniversary of the African Meeting House.
Deval. L Patrick read last night from a speech by Frederick Douglass for the 200th anniversary of the African Meeting House. (Globe Staff Photo / Evan Richman) Globe Staff Photo / Evan Richman
By Adrienne P. Samuels
Globe Staff / December 7, 2006

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The words belonged to Frederick Douglass, who spoke them almost a century and a half ago as he rallied abolitionists in Boston after an antislavery meeting was broken up: "After all the arguments for liberty to which Boston has listened for more than a quarter of a century, has she yet to learn that the time to assert a right ... (Full article: 546 words)

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