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Frederick Douglass: Power Concedes Nothing Without a Demand

The good news: Donald Trump opened Black History Month by mentioning the renowned abolitionist. The bad news: Trump doesn’t seem to realize that Douglass is dead.

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There Was Such a Thing as Jujutsuffragettes, and They Kicked Serious Butt

The women’s rights movement in Great Britain had a martial arts-trained group that few knew about; a writer ponders how to get people to read about climate change when it’s so depressing; and a look into how abolitionist Frederick Douglass became the most photographed man in America. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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‘What, to the American Slave, Is Your Fourth of July?’

Independence Day is a fitting time to reflect on the role that grass-roots organizing for social change has played in building this nation.

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Spend Independence Day with Pete Seeger and Frederick Douglass

This Fourth of July, “Democracy Now!” remembers Frederick Douglass’ defiant Independence Day address, read by James Earl Jones during a performance of Howard Zinn’s “Voices of a People’s History of the United States,” and the life and legacy of legendary American folk singer Pete Seeger, who died this year at the age of 94.

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This Independence Day, Thank a Protester

More than 160 years ago, the greatest abolitionist in U.S. history, the escaped slave Frederick Douglass, addressed the Rochester Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Society.

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Brenda Wineapple on Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass

Two recent books show how a man of reason and conservative temperament and a man of passion and radical disposition joined together, even before either knew it, to end slavery.

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