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There is no power on earth that has the right to reduce them to slavery …. The United States is not a slave-catcher for foreign slave holders.

Baldwin was a young lawyer at the time. He represented a shipload of ex-slaves who had taken over their Spanish slave ship and landed in America. The Spanish claimed, the ship owners and some of the crew all claimed the “property.”

Roger Baldwin, *, Governor of Connecticut, Referring to the Armistad Blacks, 1839

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Roger Nash Baldwin
Roger Nash Baldwin
  • Born: January 21, 1884
  • Died: August 26, 1981
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Activist

Roger Nash Baldwin was one of the founders of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). He served as executive director of the ACLU until 1950.

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