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"What to the Slave is 4th of July?":Frederick Douglass' Historic Speech

Source: http://www.democracynow.org/2016/7/4/what_to_the_slave_is_4th

Frederick Douglass, once a slave, became a brilliant and powerful leader of the anti-slavery movement. In 1852, he was asked to speak in celebration of the Fourth of July.

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Sweet & Sour Thoughts

Some purchases, estate sale of "Sollomon" [Solomon] Maxwell, Perry County, Illinois, 1852

Wm. Guy bought 1 singletree for 45 cents.(A singletree is the wooden or metal bar used to balance the pull of a draft animal (horse, ox, mule) as the animal pulls a vehicle.) 38 more words

Brahms Piano Sonata No. 2 in F#m, Op. 2

performed by Krystian Zimerman
movement 1 below; the rest of the piece in the playlist here

Zimerman is back because he’s amazing. Ditto for Brahms. 1,582 more words


Speaking of crimes against humanity...

The former Secretary of Defense, today, via Twitter:

Donald Rumsfeld ‏@RumsfeldOffice
At 83, I am close to losing hope that I will live to see a flat tax.

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A Literary Milestone

“So much has been said and sung of beautiful young girls, why doesn’t somebody wake up to the beauty of old women?”

~Harriet Beecher Stowe, whose “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” was first published 164 years ago today. 398 more words

Study Break

Review: Lubin Upper Ten -- 2.0 points

Drawing from what American poet Nathaniel Parker Willis in 1852 called ‘the ten thousand that mattered’, Upper Ten (Lubin, 2015) by perfumer Thomas Fontaine is said to pay homage to the ten thousand visionaries who migrated to America and helped build the economic and industrial supremacy of the United States. 150 more words