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Quincy in Adams County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Racial Equality

Lincoln-Douglas Debate

 
 
Racial Equality Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 16, 2020
1. Racial Equality Marker
Inscription.  

Lincoln: ". . . there is no reason in the world why the Negro is not entitled to all the natural rights enumerated in the Declaration of Independence . . . . I hold that . . . in the right to eat the bread . . . which his own hand earns he is my equal, and the equal of Judge Douglas and the equal of every living man."

Douglas: ". . . it was a falsification of the Declaration of Independence to pretend that it applied to the equality of Negroes, when it said that 'all men are created equal.'"


 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansArts, Letters, MusicCivil Rights. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series list.
 
Location. 39° 55.953′ N, 91° 24.521′ W. Marker is in Quincy, Illinois, in Adams County. Marker is on 5th Street south of Hampshire Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is on the Lincoln-Douglas Debate Memorial Plaza in Washington Park.
Racial Equality Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 16, 2020
2. Racial Equality Marker
At left foreground
Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Quincy IL 62301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lorado Taft (1860 - 1936) (here, next to this marker); Morality of Slavery (here, next to this marker); Lincoln-Douglas Debate (here, next to this marker); Changing Slavery (a few steps from this marker); Permanency of Slavery (a few steps from this marker); Political Campaigning in 1858 (a few steps from this marker); Dred Scott Decision (a few steps from this marker); Spread of Slavery Into The Territories (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quincy.
 
Also see . . .  The Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858: Sixth Debate: Quincy, Illinois. (Submitted on September 27, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Lincoln-Douglas Debate Taft Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 16, 2020
3. Lincoln-Douglas Debate Taft Sculpture
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 27, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 27, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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