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It’s one of the most radical and prophetic speeches in American history. And hardly anyone knows about it

 (CNN) — In mid-19th-century America, when public speaking was a form of mass entertainment, Frederick Douglass was a rock star. Standing-room-only crowds greeted him in the US and in Europe. People wept as he recounted the horrors of slavery or erupted in laughter as he mimicked his former slave master. White spectators openly gushed about Douglass’ “muscular, yet lithe […]