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August 26 African American Historical Events

* Today in Black History – August 26 *

1874 – Sixteen African Americans are lynched in the state of

1900 – Hale Woodruff is born in Cairo, Illinois. 364 more words

African American History

Jay’s Treaty

In February 1790 Benjamin Franklin, on behalf of Pennsylvania’s anti-slavery society, petitioned Congress to abolish slavery; “to devise means for removing the Inconsistency from the Character of the American People.” The petition triggered a national debate and slave owners were displeased. 1,183 more words


The Great Experiment

George Washington said “Government is not reason; it is not eloquent. It is a force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and fearful master.” 260 more words

George Washington

This American Life: Freedom of Speech & the Chilling thereof

For the first time in my life and as an American citizen, I’ve had to contemplate about whether or not to speak. As an American citizen we are all guaranteed protections and freedoms under the Constitution, but we as a society have allowed those rights to be diminished and curtailed because we are scared. 431 more words

This American Life

Better than Fiction: Biographies with Kick

When faced with the life story of an accomplished person, more than a few people will make an excuse to read something else. Biographies have an undeserved reputation for being ponderous, even boring tomes that linger on minutae. 637 more words