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Why I Free Slaves: Teacher Robert Birk
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Why I Free Slaves: Teacher Robert Birk

By Anna Bengel In Robert Birk's 8th-grade English class, his students read The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass . The abolitionist's powerful autobiography tells of Douglass' escape from slavery and life as a free man, overcoming obstacles to ... Huffington Post, 4 weeks ago

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Celebrating Frederick Douglass on Martin Luther King Day with Ted Hamm

Home The Arts Books Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter On Monday, December 17, 1866, Frederick Douglass stood in Brooklyn. He spoke at Plymouth Church in Brooklyn Heights, a stronghold of white abolitionism lead by Henry Ward Beecher.
 The L Magazine2 days ago Frederick Douglass: Always Ready For His Close Up  NBCNews.com3 weeks ago

Tubman and Douglass statues would write a new chapter in state history

Frederick Douglass is shown in this 1870 image. (George Francis Schreiber/Library of Congress) A proposal to place statues of anti-slavery heroes Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass in the Maryland State House would add a new chapter to the ...
 Washington Post1 month ago
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Why Im thankful for what Gwen Ifill taught me, and America, in times of discord

The church where Frederick Douglass prayed over a century ago stirred last weekend with family, friends and admirers of Gwen Ifill. Thousands, including First Lady Michelle Obama, poured into Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in ...
 Los Angeles Times1 month ago Gwen Ifill's Funeral Was A Revival Meeting For America  Huffington Post1 month ago Funeral fоr Gwen Ifill Draws Thоusands оf Mоurners in Washingtоn  NewspaperPost1 month ago

The Narrative

Frederick Douglass was born in "Tuckahoe, near Hillsborough, and about twelve miles from Easton, in Talbot county, Maryland" circa 1818. He had "no accurate knowledge of [his] age," because he never saw "any authentic record containing it," and ...
 Huffington Post2 months ago

Do you Feel Represented?

Frederick Douglass delivered a speech on West India Emancipation in 1857. In the beginning he referred to the Fugitive Act, which allowed for fugitive slaves caught in the north to be returned to the south. He said, It came upon us like a wolf ...
 Daily Kos6 days ago

Black History Month - Black Love Open Mic, Picturing Frederick Douglass, and More

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum's Black History Month programs traverse the unparalleled journey of the African American experience in Maryland. The events feature Maryland native sons and daughters from the past to the present who have shaped not just ...
 Citybizlist1 week ago Lessons to Celebrate Black History Month  Education World1 week ago Black buttons tell Black history  Before It's News2 months ago

A Fair Speech

Frederick Douglass Delivered Speech on Haiti at the World's Fair We can learn a lot by studying or visiting countries other than our own. Frederick Douglass, a well-known writer, publisher, and abolitionist (anti-slavery activist), understood the ...
 US Embassy Korea: Seoul1 week ago
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High School In Kentucky To Change Mascots Because "Stallions" Is Offensive To Women, Or Something

A high school in Kentucky will no longer have "Stallions" as its mascot thanks to a new petition drive. Frederick Douglass High School, set to open in Fall 2017, was originally going to be the home of the Stallions, in honor of the area's history ...
 Town Hall1 week ago Kentucky Fried Petition  Daily Caller1 week ago 10 Times More People Sign Petition To Keep High School's Stallion Nickname  Daily Caller1 week ago School battle: Mascot team name Stallions too sexist  Before It's News1 week ago

Archaeologist explores how African Americans were converted to Christianity

At the site of a plantation where abolitionist Frederick Douglass once lived, University of Maryland (UMD) archaeologists have uncovered striking evidence of how African and Christian religious beliefs blended and merged in the 19th century. The ...
 PhysOrg.com1 month ago
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