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Abolitionist, Novelist, Polymath William Wells Brown—An Almost Forgotten Footnote

William Wells Brown in 1847 at the time of the publication of his first book of memoirs. His life was as compelling as any character her ever created—up from illiterate slavery to international celebr

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How Aaron Burr Almost Became President

They were supposed to be Democratic Republican running mates but ended up with a tie vote in the Electoral College throwing the race into the House of Representatives. It was called the Revolution of

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Richard Reilly, Tireless Champion of Solidarity and Justice Completed His Mission—Presente!

Richard Reilly as a Street Medic at a 2015 Chicago May Day March. When news of the passing of Richard Reilly hit Facebook on Tuesday the internet exploded with messages of grief, condolences, and memo

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The Valentine’s Day in America—Murfin Verse

Target company made perfect modern American Valentine's Day gift.... Note:   This entry appeared on this blog on February 14, 2018. My Facebook news feed predictably erupted on Tuesday with the news o

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W.E.B Dubois, Ida B. Wells, and White Liberals Give Birth to the NAACP

Leading NAACP founders. Yesterday was not only the birthday of the Great Emancipator, but also of the anniversary of the founding of America’s oldest Civil Rights organization, the National Associatio

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