Frederick Douglass

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Crosscut
Could families get real help when they need it most?But what was abundantly clear is that this is an issue that has powerful backin
Could families get real help when they need it most?
Crosscut / Posted yesterday
But what was abundantly clear is that this is an issue that has powerful backing and won’t go away. Dr. Bezruchka quoted Frederick Douglass who long ago said, “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” More recently, we... Read more
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The Brockton Enterprise
What makes the Brockton region attractive to HollywoodDetroit Project Motorola TV, four-hour service dry cleaning, Hurd Shoes and TV
What makes the Brockton region attractive to Hollywood
The Brockton Enterprise / Posted 2 days ago
Detroit Project Motorola TV, four-hour service dry cleaning, Hurd Shoes and TV Land — downtown Brockton, specifically Frederick Douglass Avenue, has been transformed into 1967 Detroit. That portion of the city, along with other areas downtown,... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
Jaime Stiehm: A party double-cross in troubled timesto do next when he came home to Baltimore, a deep blue Democratic city. Cross l
Jaime Stiehm: A party double-cross in troubled times
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 4 days ago
to do next when he came home to Baltimore, a deep blue Democratic city. Cross lives in charming Fells Point, where young Frederick Douglass worked on the Chesapeake waterfront when he was enslaved. Like me, he gets lost in history. Our friendship... Read more
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The Brockton Enterprise
Extras! Extras! Here's your chance to join a Detroit riot, in Brocktonapplicants to submit photos in order to be considered. Construction for the De
Extras! Extras! Here's your chance to join a Detroit riot, in Brockton
The Brockton Enterprise / Posted 5 days ago
applicants to submit photos in order to be considered. Construction for the Detroit riots movie has been taking place on Frederick Douglass Avenue in downtown Brockton for about a week. The story continues after the video. The scene now... Read more
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The Brockton Enterprise
Hundreds of extras sought in Brockton for Detroit riots movieapplicants to submit photos in order to be considered. Construction for the De
Hundreds of extras sought in Brockton for Detroit riots movie
The Brockton Enterprise / Posted 6 days ago
applicants to submit photos in order to be considered. Construction for the Detroit riots movie has been taking place on Frederick Douglass Avenue in downtown Brockton for about a week. The story continues after the video. The scene now... Read more
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The Hill
Would racism exist if there had been no US slavery?brave Black men fought for their own freedom and the liberty of their loved one
Would racism exist if there had been no US slavery?
The Hill / Posted 7 days ago
brave Black men fought for their own freedom and the liberty of their loved ones. The traumatic experiences detailed by Frederick Douglass and Sojourner Truth would not have happened in the same ways. The psychological scars of slavery wouldn’t... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Stop glorifying Confederacy — change name of Lee High SchoolThe City assumed operation in 1871. After a move to what is now Martin Luther K
Stop glorifying Confederacy — change name of Lee High School
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 8 days ago
The City assumed operation in 1871. After a move to what is now Martin Luther King Drive, the Rincon School is now the Frederick Douglass School. So: Civil War era-San Antonio opposed secession and supported the right of black children to... Read more
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Slate
The Myth of the 19th AmendmentWoodhull ran for president on the Equal Rights Party ticket with the former abo
The Myth of the 19th Amendment
Slate / Posted 8 days ago
Woodhull ran for president on the Equal Rights Party ticket with the former abolitionist and women’s rights advocate Frederick Douglass as her running mate, but few took them seriously. In the late 19th century, suffragists waged state and... Read more
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The New Yorker
The Underground Railroad’s Troubling Allurehad come to symbolize prosperity and progress, and three thousand miles of actu
The Underground Railroad’s Troubling Allure
The New Yorker / Posted 9 days ago
had come to symbolize prosperity and progress, and three thousand miles of actual track had been laid across the nation. Frederick Douglass used the term in his 1845 autobiography—where he laments that indiscreet abolitionists are turning it into... Read more
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Bulatlat.com
oplan bayanihan Archivesthe ocean without the roar of its many waters. The struggle may be a moral one,
oplan bayanihan Archives
Bulatlat.com / Posted 10 days ago
the ocean without the roar of its many waters. The struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, or it may be both. But it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” – Frederick Dou... Read more
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The Brockton Enterprise
Setting the scene in Brockton for the 1967 Detroit riotsthat takes place during the 1967 Detroit riots, directed by Oscar-winner Kathry
Setting the scene in Brockton for the 1967 Detroit riots
The Brockton Enterprise / Posted 11 days ago
that takes place during the 1967 Detroit riots, directed by Oscar-winner Kathryn Bigelow, are expected to be filmed on Frederick Douglass Avenue and other parts of the downtown Brockton area in early September. So what was it like during those... Read more
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New Haven Independent
Another Friday, Another Name For Calhounoutside the college gates. At previous rallies, Lugo has suggested other altern
Another Friday, Another Name For Calhoun
New Haven Independent / Posted 11 days ago
outside the college gates. At previous rallies, Lugo has suggested other alternatives namesakes for the college, including Frederick Douglass and Malcolm X. He was joined this Friday by a group of six other activists, who unfurled a banner saying... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Charles Pugh sex trial set to begin Nov. 7pay his accuser $250,000 after a high school student accused Pugh of sexually g
Charles Pugh sex trial set to begin Nov. 7
Detroit Free Press / Posted 11 days ago
pay his accuser $250,000 after a high school student accused Pugh of sexually grooming him during a mentorship program at Frederick Douglass Academy in Detroit. Contact Elisha Anderson: eanderson@freepress.com or 313-222-5144. Follow her on... Read more
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The Daily Record
Lorraine Mayo and Joseph Snee Jr. | Upper Chesapeake Health Foundationis also a member of its usher board, scholarship committee, finance committee a
Lorraine Mayo and Joseph Snee Jr. | Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation
The Daily Record / Posted 12 days ago
is also a member of its usher board, scholarship committee, finance committee and the United Methodist Women. A graduate of Frederick Douglass High School in Baltimore, Mayo enjoys reading, movies, the theater and taking trips with her husband,... Read more
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WALB Albany
Thomasville museum wants community's inputof the museum is to educate people, especially the younger generations, about B
Thomasville museum wants community's input
WALB Albany / Posted 12 days ago
of the museum is to educate people, especially the younger generations, about Black history. The meeting will take place at the Perra Bell Library on the campus of the Frederick Douglass Complex. It’s located at 214 Alexander St. in Thom... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
History: Justice Department registers votersand continued for five more days. Thirty-four people were killed, and more than
History: Justice Department registers voters
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 14 days ago
and continued for five more days. Thirty-four people were killed, and more than 1,000 were injured. August 12, 1922: Frederick Douglass’ home in Washington, D.C. was dedicated as a national shrine. After escaping from slavery, he fought for... Read more
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KERA North Texas
Colson Whitehead's 'Underground Railroad' Is A Literal Train To Freedom17th- and 18th-century America. So I felt I had it down. My main research was
Colson Whitehead's 'Underground Railroad' Is A Literal Train To Freedom
KERA North Texas / Posted 15 days ago
17th- and 18th-century America. So I felt I had it down. My main research was reading slave narratives. The famous ones — Frederick Douglass, Harriet Jacobs — but also the ones collected by the U.S. government in the 1930s by the WPA [Works... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
A newcomer takes on Harlem, where a second renaissance meets gentrification nervousnessservice (change of planes). Restricted round-trip airfare from $480, including
A newcomer takes on Harlem, where a second renaissance meets gentrification nervousness
Los Angeles Times / Posted 15 days ago
service (change of planes). Restricted round-trip airfare from $480, including taxes and fees. Aloft Harlem, 2296 Frederick Douglass Blvd. at 124th Street; (212) 749-4000 or (866) 716-8143, www.aloftharlem.com. Opened in December 2010 with... Read more
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Boston Herald
Hillary Clinton’s candidacy proves we get what we deserveagain, why does someone so obviously flawed remain politically viable? In a di
Hillary Clinton’s candidacy proves we get what we deserve
Boston Herald / Posted 15 days ago
again, why does someone so obviously flawed remain politically viable? In a different time, addressing a different crisis, Frederick Douglass, the famed abolitionist, said, “Find out what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact... Read more
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Boston Herald
Hillary’s candidacy proves we get what we deserveagain, why does someone so obviously flawed remain politically viable? In a di
Hillary’s candidacy proves we get what we deserve
Boston Herald / Posted 16 days ago
again, why does someone so obviously flawed remain politically viable? In a different time, addressing a different crisis, Frederick Douglass, the famed abolitionist, said, “Find out what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact... Read more
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Boston Globe
In Salem, honoring an abolitionist legacy17 members of the American Anti-Slavery Society, founded in 1833, was an orator
In Salem, honoring an abolitionist legacy
Boston Globe / Posted 16 days ago
17 members of the American Anti-Slavery Society, founded in 1833, was an orator, friend, and supporter of Garrison. When Frederick Douglass, with his brilliant narrative gifts and experience of having been born into slavery, came to the North... Read more
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Altoona Mirror
A women’s rights tour: Looping around the Finger Lakes for trip down feminist history laneof convention organizers Mary Ann M'Clintock, Lucretia Mott, Jane Hunt, Martha
A women’s rights tour: Looping around the Finger Lakes for trip down feminist history lane
Altoona Mirror / Posted 17 days ago
of convention organizers Mary Ann M'Clintock, Lucretia Mott, Jane Hunt, Martha Wright, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, as well as Frederick Douglass and others. For free, visitors also can view a film and permanent exhibits and get information on tours,... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Transcript of Dr. Jill Stein's Presidential Nomination Acceptance Speech at Green Party National Conventionfrom we the people, mobilized in a broad social movement, with an independent v
Transcript of Dr. Jill Stein's Presidential Nomination Acceptance Speech at Green Party National Convention
Op-Ed News / Posted 17 days ago
from we the people, mobilized in a broad social movement, with an independent voice of political opposition, because, as Frederick Douglass said, "Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never has. It never will." And we must be that... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Alleged victim recalls sexual encounters with Charles Pughthat Pugh allegedly sent a high school student who accused Pugh of sexually gro
Alleged victim recalls sexual encounters with Charles Pugh
Detroit Free Press / Posted 18 days ago
that Pugh allegedly sent a high school student who accused Pugh of sexually grooming him during a mentorship program at Frederick Douglass Academy in Detroit. No criminal charges were issued in that case, but Pugh fled Detroit in 2013 during... Read more
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The Washington Times
Unions blast charter school funds, Philly dummies dumpster divefruit flies and mosquitoes (and some presidential wannabes), public schooling i
Unions blast charter school funds, Philly dummies dumpster dive
The Washington Times / Posted 18 days ago
fruit flies and mosquitoes (and some presidential wannabes), public schooling is here to stay. (With biased admiration of Frederick Douglass, Thomas Jefferson and Booker T. Washington.) Here’s the genesis of this discussion: Several state unions,... Read more
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Salon.com
Black Lives Matter activists launch Abolition Square encampment, demanding reparations, end to Broken Windows policingtheir lives. The protest orientation guide noted that Broken Windows is remini
Black Lives Matter activists launch Abolition Square encampment, demanding reparations, end to Broken Windows policing
Salon.com / Posted 18 days ago
their lives. The protest orientation guide noted that Broken Windows is reminiscent of a strategy described by Frederick Douglass in 1845, who said a slaveowner’s “plan was to whip for the smallest offenses, to prevent the commission of... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Art changes the worldpromote social change? One person who serves as a model here was not an artist
Art changes the world
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 18 days ago
promote social change? One person who serves as a model here was not an artist but understood how to use a new art form. Frederick Douglass made himself the most photographed American of the 19th century, which is kind of amazing. He sat for 160... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Charles Pugh back in court for hearing todayduring an unrelated sex scandal. A high school student accused Pugh of sexually
Charles Pugh back in court for hearing today
Detroit Free Press / Posted 19 days ago
during an unrelated sex scandal. A high school student accused Pugh of sexually grooming him during a mentorship program at Frederick Douglass Academy in Detroit. No criminal charges were issued in that case, but a civil trial ended with a jury... Read more
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KFDA-TV Amarillo
Opera singer Soloman Howard to be honored for voting rightsthe U.S. Supreme Court struck down key protections of the Voting Rights Act. I
Opera singer Soloman Howard to be honored for voting rights
KFDA-TV Amarillo / Posted 19 days ago
the U.S. Supreme Court struck down key protections of the Voting Rights Act. In the new opera, African-American leader Frederick Douglass visits Abraham Lincoln in the White House in 1865 to advocate for voting rights. Howard is debuting at... Read more
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KCBD-TV Lubbock
Opera singer Soloman Howard to be honored for voting rightsthe U.S. Supreme Court struck down key protections of the Voting Rights Act. I
Opera singer Soloman Howard to be honored for voting rights
KCBD-TV Lubbock / Posted 19 days ago
the U.S. Supreme Court struck down key protections of the Voting Rights Act. In the new opera, African-American leader Frederick Douglass visits Abraham Lincoln in the White House in 1865 to advocate for voting rights. Howard is debuting at... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
Barbra Streisand, still gunning for 'Gypsy,' samples some Stephen Sondheim at Staples Centerwith her loving, liberal concern for the state of the world — a sentiment epito
Barbra Streisand, still gunning for 'Gypsy,' samples some Stephen Sondheim at Staples Center
Los Angeles Times / Posted 20 days ago
with her loving, liberal concern for the state of the world — a sentiment epitomized in her paraphrase of a remark by Frederick Douglass declaring that it is easier to praise a child than fix a broken man. The arrangements of these songs lent... Read more
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Quartz
The Koch Brothers’ summer reading list for their super secret conservative millionaire consortium(or lack thereof), and offers three possibilities for the US’s future role in t
The Koch Brothers’ summer reading list for their super secret conservative millionaire consortium
Quartz / Posted 22 days ago
(or lack thereof), and offers three possibilities for the US’s future role in the world. My Bondage and My Freedom, by Frederick Douglass (1855) The second volume of abolitionist Frederick Douglass’s autobiography, in which he recounts his... Read more
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New Haven Independent
Calhoun Renaming Debate Reopeneda rally last Tuesday, activists temporarily “changed” the name of Calhoun Colle
Calhoun Renaming Debate Reopened
New Haven Independent / Posted 22 days ago
a rally last Tuesday, activists temporarily “changed” the name of Calhoun College to Douglass College, after abolitionist Frederick Douglass. “We are changing [the name] to Douglass now, as a community, until Yale decides to do it,” John Lugo of... Read more
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Market Watch
Here’s what Abraham Lincoln saw at Hillary’s conventionMy mind went back to the White House party on the night of my second Inaugurati
Here’s what Abraham Lincoln saw at Hillary’s convention
Market Watch / Posted 22 days ago
My mind went back to the White House party on the night of my second Inauguration. I had invited my black friend Frederick Douglass, but he was denied entry at the door. Ultimately, I had to tell the guards to let him in. Abraham Lincoln... Read more
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Philly.com
From Lucretia to Alice to Hillarynot a writer, her gift is somewhat lost to us. When she preached emancipation,
From Lucretia to Alice to Hillary
Philly.com / Posted 23 days ago
not a writer, her gift is somewhat lost to us. When she preached emancipation, as she did before Ralph Waldo Emerson and Frederick Douglass, her words rose from her Quaker and Enlightenment belief in universal equality - for everyone. Remember,... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Vivien L. F. Burnett, social worker, educator, diesformer Pullman Co. porter who was later maitre d'hotel at the Green Spring Vall
Vivien L. F. Burnett, social worker, educator, dies
Baltimore Sun / Posted 25 days ago
former Pullman Co. porter who was later maitre d'hotel at the Green Spring Valley Hunt Club. After graduating in 1942 from Frederick Douglass High School, she earned a bachelor's degree in economics and sociology with a minor in elementary... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
‘Mrs. Satan’ or Joan of Arc: The story of Victoria WoodhullRights Party to back her bid, but the campaign was always more show than go: Sh
‘Mrs. Satan’ or Joan of Arc: The story of Victoria Woodhull
The Globe and Mail / Posted 25 days ago
Rights Party to back her bid, but the campaign was always more show than go: She chose as her running mate the abolitionist Frederick Douglass, without actually mentioning it to him. “I never heard of this,” he said, when told of his new political... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Margaret P. Armstrong, longtime city educator, diesher lifetime with children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and youngsters t
Margaret P. Armstrong, longtime city educator, dies
Baltimore Sun / Posted 25 days ago
her lifetime with children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and youngsters throughout Baltimore. After graduating from Frederick Douglass High School, she earned a bachelor's degree in education in 1935 from what is now Coppin State... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
A conservative take on Frederick DouglassFrederick Douglass, the one-time slave who became a great orator, writer, publi
A conservative take on Frederick Douglass
Chicago Tribune / Posted 25 days ago
Frederick Douglass, the one-time slave who became a great orator, writer, publisher and social reformer, was a fervent believer in the Constitution of the United States. "Its language is 'we the people' " he told an audience in Scotland in 1860, part... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
First female presidential candidate was actually from Ohiowhen women could not even vote. Campaigning under the banner of the “Equal Rig
First female presidential candidate was actually from Ohio
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted 26 days ago
when women could not even vote. Campaigning under the banner of the “Equal Rights Party,” she was on the same ticket as Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave and famous abolitionist. No stranger to firsts, she also become one of the country’s... Read more
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New York Post
The Whole Foods effect is coming to Harlemfuture WeWork branch in the heart of the 125th Street corridor. “Normally [dem
The Whole Foods effect is coming to Harlem
New York Post / Posted 26 days ago
future WeWork branch in the heart of the 125th Street corridor. “Normally [demand] had been more focused on West Harlem — Frederick Douglass Boulevard, Morningside Avenue,” he says. “Now residential demand has really picked up … around 125th... Read more
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Rutland Herald
Open letter to white Vermontersway to freedom; the Rokeby Museum documents the Underground Railroad in Vermont
Open letter to white Vermonters
Rutland Herald / Posted 26 days ago
way to freedom; the Rokeby Museum documents the Underground Railroad in Vermont. Harriet Tubman spoke in South Royalton and Frederick Douglass spoke in Ferrisburgh. Alexander Twilight was the first black person to earn a college degree when he... Read more
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Ghanaweb.com
Expensive Shit-Bombing Politics 3Du Bois’ painful struggles and death…nought! Abdias do Nascimento painful stru
Expensive Shit-Bombing Politics 3
Ghanaweb.com / Posted 27 days ago
Du Bois’ painful struggles and death…nought! Abdias do Nascimento painful struggles and death…nought! Frederick Douglass’ painful struggles and death…nought! Kwame Toure’s painful struggles and death…nought! Toussaint... Read more
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Desert Dispatch
Why racial integration continues to be elusiveis an injustice to whites but to blacks also, whose achievements are thus made
Why racial integration continues to be elusive
Desert Dispatch / Posted 27 days ago
is an injustice to whites but to blacks also, whose achievements are thus made to appear questionable. Black abolitionist Frederick Douglass agreed with Abraham Lincoln that blacks did not deserve any special consideration but rather just wanted... Read more
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The Hill
Have Republicans hit rock bottom on voting rights yet?by the Republican Party at this year’s convention pays no homage to the GOP’s l
Have Republicans hit rock bottom on voting rights yet?
The Hill / Posted 27 days ago
by the Republican Party at this year’s convention pays no homage to the GOP’s legacy as the party of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. Instead of calling for a desperately needed restoration of the VRA, it doubles down on procedural tricks... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
History: Truman desegregates armed forcesS. Truman issued an executive order to desegregate the armed forces. (Photo: Tr
History: Truman desegregates armed forces
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 28 days ago
S. Truman issued an executive order to desegregate the armed forces. (Photo: Truman Library) July 26, 1848: Abolitionist Frederick Douglass was the only man to play a key role at the inaugural Woman’s Rights Convention at Seneca Falls, New York.... Read more
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FOX News
Sheriff David Clarke: My message for America’s black community – It’s time to leave the Democratic Partyto divide itself from this party we’ve been falsely connecting ourselves to for
Sheriff David Clarke: My message for America’s black community – It’s time to leave the Democratic Party
FOX News / Posted 28 days ago
to divide itself from this party we’ve been falsely connecting ourselves to for fifty years and return home to the party of Frederick Douglass, the party of emancipation, the party of equality under the law and equal opportunity for all. Milwaukee... Read more
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New Haven Independent
Yale Gags Rehired Cafeteria Workerthe college’s front gates. On it, he wrote “Douglass” in thick black marker, a
Yale Gags Rehired Cafeteria Worker
New Haven Independent / Posted 28 days ago
the college’s front gates. On it, he wrote “Douglass” in thick black marker, a reference to the 19th-century abolitionist Frederick Douglass, whose name emerged as a popular alternative to Calhoun during the year-long protests. “We are changing... Read more
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WBAL-TV Baltimore
Police arrest man in connection with shootings outside schoolsBaltimore police have arrested a man who they said is wanted in connection with
Police arrest man in connection with shootings outside schools
WBAL-TV Baltimore / Posted 28 days ago
Baltimore police have arrested a man who they said is wanted in connection with an armed robbery outside Frederick Douglass High School and a shooting. Members of Gun Trace Task Force were in the 1700 block of Gwynns Falls Parkway Thursday night... Read more
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CBS Baltimore
Suspect Arrested in Foiled Douglass HS Robbery, May Shootingheadlines last month when investigators identified him as the suspect who braze
Suspect Arrested in Foiled Douglass HS Robbery, May Shooting
CBS Baltimore / Posted 29 days ago
headlines last month when investigators identified him as the suspect who brazenly tried to rob a 17-year-old student at Frederick Douglass High School. The incident, which happened about 12:30 p.m. on June 3, was captured on surveillance video.... Read more
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