David Ruggles, an Apostle of Human Rights

  title={David Ruggles, an Apostle of Human Rights},
  author={Dorothy B. Porter},
  journal={The Journal of Negro History},
  pages={23 - 50}
  • D. Porter
  • Published 1 January 1943
  • History
  • The Journal of Negro History
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