Speech on the Movement for the Abolition of State Regulation of Vice by William Lloyd Garrison, [London, England], [ca. 29 June 1877]
- Speech on the Movement for the Abolition of State Regulation of Vice by William Lloyd Garrison, [London, England], [ca. 29 June 1877]
- Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
[ca. June 29, 1877]
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Antislavery movements--United States
Abolitionists--United States--History--19th century
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
Contagious Diseases Acts
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William Lloyd Garrison delivered this speech "at a meeting of the friends of this movement, held in London on the 29th June, 1877, under the auspices of the National Association for the Repeal of the Contagious Diseases Acts." William Lloyd Garrison said: "It is the men who have done this wrong. It is the men who are responsible for it--the women did not pass the law. Had there been one single woman in Parliament, do you suppose that there would have been any one man audacious enough, indecent enough, to have dared to stand up and advocate such a measure. But I believe this thing was born in darkness; it was carried through nobody know how. It had the very stamp of unrighteousness about it. All in the dark these Contagious Diseases Acts were passed. ..."
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Ms.A.1.2 v.41, p.72B