Frederick Douglass

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KOMU Columbia
98-old World War II veteran honored for servicehistory, being a part of the United States Army. He’s so special to me and the
KOMU Columbia / Posted 2 hours ago
history, being a part of the United States Army. He’s so special to me and the family.” Walter Rolley Jr. dropped out of Frederick Douglass High School when he was 18 to help his father, working at a coal mine. In 1942, he enlisted in the Army,... Read more
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The Toledo Blade
Toledo City Council wants Lake Erie declared impairedthe 2017 municipal art plan agreement with the Arts Commission of Greater Toled
The Toledo Blade / Posted 5 hours ago
the 2017 municipal art plan agreement with the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo, which allocates $213,662 from the city's capital improvement budget. Renewed the city's 10-year lease with the Frederick Douglass Community Center for $1... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Baltimore artists, activists and educators ask what's next after removal of Confederate statuesa 57-year-old artist from Pigtown who’d brought a sketchbook of renderings for
Baltimore Sun / Posted 2 days ago
a 57-year-old artist from Pigtown who’d brought a sketchbook of renderings for possible statues: one of Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass, perhaps, or some of the many local legal luminaries of the civil rights movement. The removal of the... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Lettersthe disparate traditions, while whites play the greatest role in sustaining the
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
the disparate traditions, while whites play the greatest role in sustaining them. President Trump curiously praised Frederick Douglass, the black abolitionist, as "an example of somebody who's done an amazing job and is being recognized more... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Mike Ditka, let's talk about 400 years of oppressionin Chicago, though, before an audience of mostly African-Americans, Kathleen Ba
Chicago Tribune / Posted 5 days ago
in Chicago, though, before an audience of mostly African-Americans, Kathleen Battle reminded us who we are, as the words of Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman and Martin Luther King Jr. explained how we came to be. Since Vice President Mike Pence... Read more
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The Times of Northwest Indiana
Your Celebrations: Montessori Children's Schoolhouse celebrates International Peace Dayframe church caught on fire and it was a total loss. The congregation worshiped
The Times of Northwest Indiana / Posted 6 days ago
frame church caught on fire and it was a total loss. The congregation worshiped in Roosevelt High School’s auditorium and Frederick Douglass School’s multipurpose room. Construction of the new church began on March 6, 1953. Calvin Young served as... Read more
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The News & Observer
How flight to NC charters changed one school districtalso learn the story of Helen Keller. In fifth grade, students read passages fr
The News & Observer / Posted 6 days ago
also learn the story of Helen Keller. In fifth grade, students read passages from Cervantes’ Don Quixote and abolitionist Frederick Douglass. “They’re learning so much more at a higher level,” Brodie said of her three daughters.Tennis court? Amy... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Boyse F. Mosley, outspoken Baltimore principalFairmount Hill Junior-Senior High School. While teaching, he met his future wi
Baltimore Sun / Posted 7 days ago
Fairmount Hill Junior-Senior High School. While teaching, he met his future wife, fellow teacher Edna Dungee. He taught at Frederick Douglass Senior High School from 1961 to 1967 and was a special assistant and assistant principal at Edmondson... Read more
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The Hill
Take a knee, but only for the right reasonsthe knee, to appeal to our sovereign Creator, God, against the British parliame
The Hill / Posted 7 days ago
the knee, to appeal to our sovereign Creator, God, against the British parliament’s misgovernment. William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, Terence Powderly, Susan B. Anthony, and Martin Luther King all bent the knee, as it were, in similar... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
Phil Jonesor standing to protest. This argument is absurd. Should only slaves be allowed
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 7 days ago
or standing to protest. This argument is absurd. Should only slaves be allowed to protest slavery? I suppose that once Frederick Douglass had escaped to freedom he should have just kept his mouth shut? To the contrary, people with advantages... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Pan-Africanism, the Tragedy of Individualismbeyond continental Africans to capture those in the Diaspora through the toils
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
beyond continental Africans to capture those in the Diaspora through the toils of W.E.B. Du Bois, Marcus Garvey and Frederick Douglass, Kwame Nkrumah among others. But does the African really know how to locate himself in the global... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Trumpism on the risewho goes off in search of personal transformation. From Jonathan Edwards to Ben
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 8 days ago
who goes off in search of personal transformation. From Jonathan Edwards to Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln to Frederick Douglass, Americans have always admired those who made themselves anew. They have generally welcomed immigrants who... Read more
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Daily Record
Scotland's racist role as minstrel shows spread stereotypes through theatresof Othello, Aldridge was forced to go to Europe to win the fame and recognition
Daily Record / Posted 10 days ago
of Othello, Aldridge was forced to go to Europe to win the fame and recognition he so richly deserved.Fugitive slave Frederick Douglass Running parallel to the appearance of the minstrelsy in Scots theatres and music halls was a great... Read more
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Columbia Star
Frederick Douglass… No Turning BackKyle Taylor as Frederick Douglass Richland Library and Actors’ Theatre of South
Columbia Star / Posted 12 days ago
Kyle Taylor as Frederick Douglass Richland Library and Actors’ Theatre of South Carolina presents October 10 at the new Sandhills Auditorium. Frederick Douglass, one of our greatest American heroes, was an... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Maritime Magic featuring over 80 top restaurants to be held Fridaythe price of admission. Proceeds from the night will go to the Living Classroo
Baltimore Sun / Posted 12 days ago
the price of admission. Proceeds from the night will go to the Living Classrooms Foundation. The event will be held at the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park and starts at 7 p.m. The Baltimore Sun Media Group is one of the sponsors of... Read more
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New York Post
Bullying widespread in Bronx schools, polls showanalysis of dozens of other schools in the same district, at all grade levels,
New York Post / Posted 14 days ago
analysis of dozens of other schools in the same district, at all grade levels, revealed similarly alarming assessments. At Frederick Douglass Academy V Middle School, 100 percent of polled teachers reported bullying some or most of the time. At... Read more
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metro
Here's why I hate Black History Monthapplied by historian Carter G Woodson in 1926. Woodson chose that week specifi
metro / Posted 14 days ago
applied by historian Carter G Woodson in 1926. Woodson chose that week specifically because it covered the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. BHM in 2017 feels old-fashioned and a charitable handout to give the black community... Read more
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The Post-Standard
Posters left at Syracuse City Hall liken Colin Kaepernick to Frederick Douglasscontroversy appeared mysteriously on the steps of City Hall Monday morning. Se
The Post-Standard / Posted 15 days ago
controversy appeared mysteriously on the steps of City Hall Monday morning. Seven posters citing the words of abolitionist Frederick Douglass, accompanied by a jersey of former NFL star Colin Kaepernick, were neatly arranged outside the building on... Read more
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Philly.com
William E. Rumberger Jr., 81, longtime Boeing engineer and inventorclean-water systems for rural medical clinics in Vietnam, Romania, and Nigeria.
Philly.com / Posted 16 days ago
clean-water systems for rural medical clinics in Vietnam, Romania, and Nigeria. He volunteered for decades at the Frederick Douglass Christian School in Chester, improvising costumes and helping the children act out favorite Bible stories.... Read more
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TribLIVE
Celeb ambassadors help national parks mark 101st birthdayambassadors help national parks mark 101st birthday Gymnast and Olympic gold m
TribLIVE / Posted 17 days ago
ambassadors help national parks mark 101st birthday Gymnast and Olympic gold medalist Dominique Dawes visiting the Frederick Douglass house in Washington, D.C., as an ambassador for the National Park Service. The National Park Service is... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
On the flag, Trump further divides the countrybeings was once owned as property and robbed of their labor. A country with a f
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 19 days ago
beings was once owned as property and robbed of their labor. A country with a founding promise that bypassed them. In 1852, Frederick Douglass asked how the American slave should respond to the July 4th holiday. “To him, your celebration is a sham;... Read more
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Philly.com
Dr. Reginald S. Lee Sr., 90, longtime W. Philly dentist and active community volunteerto Sylvester Joseph Lee and Josephine Johnson Lee, Dr. Lee grew up in poverty w
Philly.com / Posted 19 days ago
to Sylvester Joseph Lee and Josephine Johnson Lee, Dr. Lee grew up in poverty with five siblings. He graduated from Frederick Douglass High School in Baltimore and enrolled at Howard University in the Army Specialized Training Program. He... Read more
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Variety
John Legend Starts Campaign to Revive ‘Underground’of the critically-acclaimed television series Underground, we’ve been proud to
Variety / Posted 20 days ago
of the critically-acclaimed television series Underground, we’ve been proud to celebrate those like Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass who were true American heroes whose legacy we can be proud of. Their words and their actions helped make... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Lettersreaders of the U.S. Mint's recent release of a commemorative quarter to mark th
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 20 days ago
readers of the U.S. Mint's recent release of a commemorative quarter to mark the coming 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Douglass. Men and women like him were the 19th century pioneers in the civil rights movement. North Little... Read more
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WTKR Norfolk
Living History Performance of Frederick Douglass on Coast LiveNathan M. Richardson brings to life the physical and spiritual essence of the i
WTKR Norfolk / Posted 21 days ago
Nathan M. Richardson brings to life the physical and spiritual essence of the influential social reformer and statesman Frederick Douglass for the Hampton History Museum’s Port Hampton Lecture Series on Monday, October 2nd. For more information... Read more
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WXIA-TV Atlanta
Person with gun arrested at Frederick Douglass HighATLANTA -- Police said a person with a gun was arrested at Frederick Douglass H
WXIA-TV Atlanta / Posted 21 days ago
ATLANTA -- Police said a person with a gun was arrested at Frederick Douglass High School on Tuesday. The school is located at 225 Hamilton E Holmes Dr NW. Atlanta Police confirmed they are assisting Atlanta Public Schools with this matter. No... Read more
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The Wesleyan Argus
The Class of 2021 Reacts to Claudia Rankine’s ‘Citizen’insight on how people of color feel invisible in American society. She quoted a
The Wesleyan Argus / Posted 22 days ago
insight on how people of color feel invisible in American society. She quoted a range of people including James Baldwin, Frederick Douglass, Ralph Ellison, Claire Denis, Frantz Fanon, and Chris Marke. This book aesthetically describes the... Read more
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The Journal-Standard
Freeport board of education gavel has historic valuebuilt in 1838, using lumber that was locally harvested. This is the same courth
The Journal-Standard / Posted 22 days ago
built in 1838, using lumber that was locally harvested. This is the same courthouse where the famed orator and abolitionist Frederick Douglass spoke in 1854. That original courthouse was replaced in 1873, with a structure that lasted until the... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Trump, Hypocrisy And Sportsfor his opposition to the Vietnam War (they hypocritically and belatedly loved
Op-Ed News / Posted 22 days ago
for his opposition to the Vietnam War (they hypocritically and belatedly loved him in death), hounded Paul Robeson, hunted Frederick Douglass, put a bounty on the head of Harriet Tubman, assassinated both Malcolm X and Dr. martin Luther King, Jr.... Read more
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FOX News
Black Army officer: Anger with Trump's NFL remarks doesn't justify #takeakneewhite supremacy? As is the case with most contemporary questions, an honest re
FOX News / Posted 22 days ago
white supremacy? As is the case with most contemporary questions, an honest review of history illuminates an answer. If Frederick Douglass, born into slavery, could sharply criticize the sins of America while still believing in her fundamental... Read more
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FOX News
Black Army officer: Anger with Trump's NFL remarks doesn't justify #takeakneewhite supremacy? As is the case with most contemporary questions, an honest re
FOX News / Posted 22 days ago
white supremacy? As is the case with most contemporary questions, an honest review of history illuminates an answer. If Frederick Douglass, born into slavery, could sharply criticize the sins of America while still believing in her fundamental... Read more
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Philly.com
A monument at last for Octavius Catto, the activist who changed PhiladelphiaHe founded the Pythians, a professional baseball team, with Catto starring at s
Philly.com / Posted 22 days ago
He founded the Pythians, a professional baseball team, with Catto starring at shortstop and second base. He joined with Frederick Douglass to recruit black men to fight in the Civil War. After the war, Catto instigated sit-ins and successfully... Read more
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Philly.com
Catto memorial is Philly's chance to educate nation about its second revolutionan activist for civil rights laws and the ratification of new constitutional am
Philly.com / Posted 22 days ago
an activist for civil rights laws and the ratification of new constitutional amendments. Catto was on the front lines with Frederick Douglass, Henry Highland Garnet, and John Mercer Langston in the National Equal Rights League, extending... Read more
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TribLIVE
New Inner Harbor luxury hotel, the Sagamore Pendry Baltimore, shines with history’s lustersailors. But it's much more than that. Singer Billie Holiday grew up in a rowho
TribLIVE / Posted 25 days ago
sailors. But it's much more than that. Singer Billie Holiday grew up in a rowhouse a few blocks down. A hired slave named Frederick Douglass caulked vessels in Fells Point shipyards and later escaped on a train. Back at the Sagamore, I took a dip... Read more
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WFLX FOX 29
Water advisories at TCoast beaches, parksbasis. 10 parks/beaches with water advisories: St. Lucie County: South Beach
WFLX FOX 29 / Posted 25 days ago
basis. 10 parks/beaches with water advisories: St. Lucie County: South Beach Causeway Jaycee Park South Jetty Park Frederick Douglass Park Walton Rocks Beach River Park Marina Veterans Park Westmoreland Park Martin County: Sandsprit... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Why 2,000 Detroit 9th graders just got free cell phonesschools that are participating in the program: • Western International High Sc
Detroit Free Press / Posted 25 days ago
schools that are participating in the program: • Western International High School • Communication and Media Arts High • Frederick Douglass Academy for Young Men • Detroit International Academy for Young Women • East English Villgae Preparatory... Read more
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Mashable
Jimmy Kimmel's baby may save healthcare for 30 million peoplethese folks voted for a man who recently made up an African country in front of
Mashable / Posted 26 days ago
these folks voted for a man who recently made up an African country in front of Africans and didn't realize that Frederick Douglass was dead, so we're not exactly dealing with "wonks" here. All late night comedians have in some ways... Read more
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The Daily Record
You can walk in Douglass’ shoes Thanks to his fourth-grade teacher, Thelma Jones, Walter Black knew that Fred
The Daily Record / Posted 26 days ago
Thanks to his fourth-grade teacher, Thelma Jones, Walter Black knew that Frederick Douglass was born in Talbot County. Tuckahoe to be specific. You must be proud of that, she instructed. Born a slave, Douglass became... Read more
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Boston Globe
What could a Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Boston look like?According to Dwight, it is meant to depict King, who occupies the primary pedes
Boston Globe / Posted 26 days ago
According to Dwight, it is meant to depict King, who occupies the primary pedestal, standing atop the shoulders of Gandhi, Frederick Douglass, Rosa Parks and Sojourner Truth — all of whom are also depicted in bronze. Location: University of... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
The welfare state's legacyeconomic ladder and encourage racial discrimination. Labor unions have a long
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 26 days ago
economic ladder and encourage racial discrimination. Labor unions have a long history of discrimination against blacks. Frederick Douglass wrote about this in his 1874 essay titled "The Folly, Tyranny, and Wickedness of Labor Unions" and Booker... Read more
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Daily Mail
Social media ruthlessly mocks Trump's mispronouncing of 'Namibia'from the film Coming to America, in which he plays a fictitious royal Another
Daily Mail / Posted 26 days ago
from the film Coming to America, in which he plays a fictitious royal Another Twitter user, Timothy Plaehn, tweeted: 'Frederick Douglass, who's done an amazing job, is originally from #Nambia.' Frederick Douglass is a historical figure in... Read more
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Denton Record-Chronicle
Walter E. Williams: U.S. welfare state leaves sad legacyeconomic ladder and encourage racial discrimination. Labor unions have a long
Denton Record-Chronicle / Posted 27 days ago
economic ladder and encourage racial discrimination. Labor unions have a long history of discrimination against blacks. Frederick Douglass wrote about this in his 1874 essay titled "The Folly, Tyranny, and Wickedness of Labor Unions," and Booker... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
WALTER E. WILLIAMS: The welfare state's legacyeconomic ladder and encourage racial discrimination. Labor unions have a long
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 27 days ago
economic ladder and encourage racial discrimination. Labor unions have a long history of discrimination against blacks. Frederick Douglass wrote about this in his 1874 essay titled "The Folly, Tyranny, and Wickedness of Labor Unions," and Booker... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Banning 'Hate Speech' In America Will Only Make It More Popularhear. To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the
Zero Hedge / Posted 28 days ago
hear. To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker.” – Frederick Douglass A recent survey conducted by the Brookings Institution adds to my already festering concerns about... Read more
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MPNnow.com
Local History: The president's physician was born in Honeoyeparticular interest in the two youngest Foye daughters, Amelia and Rose. In 188
MPNnow.com / Posted 29 days ago
particular interest in the two youngest Foye daughters, Amelia and Rose. In 1884, the year Amelia turned 13, Helen married Frederick Douglass; their home, “Cedar Hill,” was in Washington, D.C. Young Amelia was invited to visit the Douglasses quite... Read more
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Yale Daily News
Frederick Douglass celebrated in Elm City What would Frederick Douglass say? This was the theme of an event held in New
Yale Daily News / Posted 29 days ago
What would Frederick Douglass say? This was the theme of an event held in New Haven’s Criscuolo Park Saturday morning both in commemoration of Douglass and in response to the recent far-right rally in... Read more
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MLive.com
Teachers tackle white nationalism, other hot issues in the classroomto the election led to a larger undertaking that resulted in a Martin Luther Ki
MLive.com / Posted 30 days ago
to the election led to a larger undertaking that resulted in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day peace march and installation on Frederick Douglass. Settles also teaches an art and social protest unit every year. Last school year, students' work was... Read more
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The Hill
Congress must lead on suicide preventionand funds, initiatives to aid veterans and children consistently draw broad bip
The Hill / Posted 1 months ago
and funds, initiatives to aid veterans and children consistently draw broad bipartisan support. The famous abolitionist Frederick Douglass once said, “It is easier to build strong children than repair broken men.” If we promote proven programs... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
A common sense solution to Md.'s state song problemto side with either the Confederacy or Union, both sung to the tune of "O Tanne
Baltimore Sun / Posted 1 months ago
to side with either the Confederacy or Union, both sung to the tune of "O Tannenbaum." When the great abolitionist Frederick Douglass spoke in Baltimore on Sept. 21, 1876 (a scant 15 years after the poem was written), the Baltimore Sun... Read more

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