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University of Detroit Mercy
Black Abolitionist Archive
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Speaker or Author:
Watkins, William J.
Frederick Douglass' Paper (1851 - 18??)
The writer tells his readers that while dancing and gambling were condemned at a recent Methodist-Protestant convention, no mention was made of slavery. Silence on this subject gave an unspoken approval of it by the Church.