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How We Bridge the Real and the Ideal: Frederick Douglass on Art as a Tool of Constructive Self-Criticism and a Force of Cultural Progress

last weekHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

"The process by which man is able to posit his own subjective nature outside of himself... is at [the] bottom of all effort and the germinating principles of all reform and all progress."

The Daily Show Offers a Bold Confederate Statue Fix: Add Frederick Douglass on Piggyback

In America’s continuing struggle to find a reasonable way to clean up the mess we made when we accidentally-on-purpose festooned the nation with monuments to men who fought and died to keep black people enslaved, no one has offered bolder solutions than The Daily Show’s Roy Wood Jr., who had two good ideas in the same segment Wednesday night. Show More Summary

She Wants to Replace Confederate Statues With Statues of Black Heroes

3 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

Gabriel Koren's Frederick Douglass and Malcolm X statues grace the streets of Harlem—and she's urging every governor in America to erect more monuments to African-American heroes.

‘A Treacherous President Stood in the Way’

Frederick Douglass’s 1866 essay for The Atlantic on how Congress can cope with a chief executive who refuses to recognize the rights of all citizens

When is a condemnation of white supremacist violence meaningless? When it takes President Trump two days to do it

Our ahistorical president is late to everything. On Feb. 1, President Trump saluted black abolitionist Frederick Douglass, who died in 1895, as “an example of somebody who has done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more, I notice.” In March, at a Women’s Empowerment Panel at the White...

When is a condemnation of white supremacist violence meaningless? When it takes President Trump two days to do it

Our ahistorical president is late to everything. On Feb. 1, President Trump saluted black abolitionist Frederick Douglass, who died in 1895, as “an example of somebody who has done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more, I notice.” In March, at a Women’s Empowerment Panel at the White...

Photos: D.C. Announces New Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge

It's being built next the deteriorating, 68-year-old memorial bridge in Southeast. [ more › ]

D.C. unveils plans for new Frederick Douglass Memorial bridge

Construction of the new six-lane bridge over the Anacostia River is set to begin this year and a new bridge expected to open in 2021.

Fly through the new Frederick Douglass Memorial bridge

The District’s Department of Transportation is beginning construction to replace the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge with a more accessible and scenic arched bridge over the Anacostia River and into South Capitol.

Sen. Van Hollen proposes bill honoring Frederick Douglass

Maryland Sen. Chris Van Hollen has introduced a bill to create a commission to honor abolitionist Frederick Douglass next year for the 200th anniversary of his birth. Van Hollen announced … Click to Continue »

Sen. Van Hollen sponsors Frederick Douglass bicentennial bill in Senate

Del. Norton of the District (D), Rep. Harris (R-Md.) introduced the House version of the bill

For the Weekend: Frederick Douglas: What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?

As Read by James Earl Jones Weekend Reading: Frederick Douglass (1852): What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?: "Mr. President, Friends and Fellow Citizens: He who could address this audience without a quailing sensation, has stronger nerves than I have... Show More Summary

“What to the Slave is 4th of July?”: James Earl Jones Reads Frederick Douglass’s Historic Speech

[audio src="http://traffic.libsyn.com/democracynow/dn2017-0704-1.mp3"] This Fourth of July holiday special begins with the words of Frederick Douglass. Born into slavery around 1818, Douglass became... This is content summary only. Please visit Planet Waves for full links, other content, and more!

Frederick Douglass: a thorn in Lincoln's side, and his partner. Plus his fiery July 5, 1852 speech

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Various versions of this post have appeared at Daily Kos since 2008. We do too much "heroification" in America, according to James W. Loewen, author of Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong  (one...Show More Summary

During American Slavery When Frederick Douglass Grew In Stature His 'Sponsor' William Lloyd Garrison Began To Undermine Him In Order To 'Keep Him In His Place' As A Black Man. Today "Salon.com" Publically Displayed The "Permanent Vow Of Sovereign Loyalt

ERA: As America Headed Into An Acute Conflict Over The Institution Of Slavery William Lloyd Garrison Loved The IDEA Of A 'Black Man Free From The Bondage Of Slavery" MORE THAN He Could Deal With An REAL WORLD BLACK MAN Who Did Not FOLLOW...Show More Summary

American Dignity on the Fourth of July

Reading Frederick Douglass’s Independence Day address from 1852 may ease the despair caused by listening to the President.

An unlikely alliance: How Frederick Douglass brought Norton, Harris together

The D.C. delegate who champions statehood and the Maryland Republican who opposes it both claim Frederick Douglass as a native son.

7 shot at Harlem block party: cops

3 months agoNews / Crime : NYPost: Crime

Seven people were shot during a large party in Harlem Saturday night, police said. The violence happened near the corner of W. 116th St. near Frederick Douglass Blvd. around 8:30 p.m. Roughly 1,000 people were participating in various barbecues and enjoying the festivities on the block when someone opened fire, striking seven people, police sources...

Top Frederick Douglass Quotes For A Brighter Future

1. If there is no struggle, there is no progress. – Frederick Douglass 2. Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe. Show More Summary

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