Feb 14

How Frederick Douglass’s first speech got him noticed



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Frederick Douglass, whose birthday is honored on February 14, was born a slave in 1818, and now remembered for his eloquence, activism, and fearless championing against slavery.



Mar 15

On the road to freedom, one (gradual) step at a time



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There are several reasons why the Act for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery is a remarkable document. First, a fun fact: It’s signed by Thomas Paine of Common Sense.