Dec 6

Happy birthday, 13th Amendment!



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Today we celebrate the anniversary of the 13th Amendment (ratified December 6, 1865). Here’s what you need to know!



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.



Dec 14

Abraham Lincoln and the two 13th Amendments



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Malcolm Lazin from the Equality Forum looks at Abraham Lincoln’s connection to a proposed Constitutional amendment that would have legalized slavery in the South, four years before he fought for a 13th amendment that banned it.



Apr 16

Tax holiday inspired by freedom



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Americans are enjoying a brief tax holiday this year–filings are not due until April 17–and credit for the postponement goes to an unexpected hero: none other than Abraham Lincoln.



Apr 9

Federalism in 1868 and 2012



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Like the issue of civil rights in the 1860s and ‘70s, healthcare in 2012 has become the terrain upon which the battle over centralized power is being fought.