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Frederick Douglass

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  • Why some Americans are more 'independent' than others

    To the editor: The Fourth of July means something different to everyone, but not until I read the words of Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony did I realize that the problems that were evident more than 160 years ago are similar to the problems we are experiencing today. ("Heard on the Fourth of July -- from Frederick Douglass to Ronald Reagan," Op-Ed, July 3)
  • With hope of being free, James Pennington fled Rockland estate

    With hope of being free, James Pennington fled Rockland estate
    With a piece of India n flour bread in his pocket and hopes of becoming a free man in his heart, James W.C. Pennington ran away from Rockland Estate in search of freedom. The so-called fugitive blacksmith would go on to become a minister in Presbyterian...

    Book review: 'Decision Points' by George W. Bush

    Book review: 'Decision Points' by George W. Bush
    The first great American autobiographies both appeared in the 19th century, were born of conflict and written by public men — "The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass" and "The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant." Since then, what we might...

    Tapping into Maryland's rich dance history

    Tapping into Maryland's rich dance history
    Who knew that Baltimore had such happy feet? Three icons of tap dance who were famous nationwide — known colloquially as Baby Laurence, Buster Brown and Hawk — were born in Charm City and first perfected the "shim sham" and "cramp roll" and...

    Kathleen Battle sings spirituals at UCLA's Royce Hall

     
    Soprano Kathleen Battle sang African American spirituals at UCLA on Saturday. The anguish and the joy in an evening of songs was brought out by Kathleen Battle's exceptional voice.