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Comments of the Week: Know Your History

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The week that included the country's birthday brought to Truthdig's comment boards a host of history lessons and discussions that ranged far beyond the material taught in schools.

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Independence Day is the birthday of the author and anti-war activist, who is also a friend and contributor to Truthdig. Today, we look back on our week with Kovic and the kind words he had for his friend Bruce Springsteen in 2009.

Spend Independence Day with Pete Seeger and Frederick Douglass

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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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