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Frederick Douglass Lived For Freedom

A trembling Frederick Douglass stood at the podium. Before him sat abolitionists who had traveled to the Massachusetts island of Nantucket. Eventually, the 23 year-old Douglass overcame his nerves. What followed was the first of many stirring, eloquent speeches about his life as a slave. Douglass would continue to give speeches for the rest of […]

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Malcolm X: His Most Important Quotes

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Malcolm X. The great civil rights leader was shot down on February 21, 1965. Within three months Malcolm would have been 40 years old. Malcolm (El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz) was a beloved leader of the Nation of Islam. He was even more popular than its founder […]

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Civil Rights Movement: Know the Truth

Nearly a century after the Emancipation Proclamation, African Americans in Southern states were still not free. Separate and unequal is the best way to describe black life in the South. Southern blacks were not allowed to vote. They faced legal and traditional Segregation. There was lynching and other forms of racist violence. “Jim Crow” laws […]

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