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  • Frederick Douglass Escapes Slavery, 175 Years Ago

    09/04/2013 5:10:36 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    History Channel ^ | September 3, 2013 | Christopher Klein
    On September 3, 1838, Frederick Bailey undertook the riskiest journey of his life. The 20-year-old slave made a daring escape from his master in Baltimore, and with his newfound freedom came a new name -- Frederick Douglass... After Douglass’ attempt to escape slavery two years prior was betrayed by a fellow slave, he had been jailed, sent to Baltimore by his master and hired out to work in the city’s shipyards. Undeterred, Douglass vowed to try to escape again on September 3, 1838, although he knew the risk. "I felt assured that if I failed in this attempt, my case...
  • Frederick Douglass - The Hypocrisy of American Slavery

    07/04/2013 12:55:38 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 35 replies
    The History Place ^ | 07-04-13 | Rich Lowry
    The History Place - Great Speeches Collection Frederick Douglass - The Hypocrisy of American Slavery Frederick Douglass (1817-1895) was the best known and most influential African American leader of the 1800s. He was born a slave in Maryland but managed to escape to the North in 1838. He traveled to Massachusetts and settled in New Bedford, working as a laborer to support himself. In 1841, he attended a convention of the Massachusetts Antislavery Society and quickly came to the attention of its members, eventually becoming a leading figure in the New England antislavery movement. In 1845, Douglass published his autobiography,...
  • NRA Created To Protect Free Slaves

    02/25/2013 10:24:54 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 7 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | February 25, 2013 | luciusx5
    There is some question about this, but some of the NRA's founders were active abolitionists.I'm glad to welcome anyone aboard if they understand and support our Constitution.We need all the friends we can get!
  • Modern-day abolitionists seek an end to abortion

    06/05/2011 6:03:16 PM PDT · by SoonerStorm09 · 21 replies
    Red Dirt Report ^ | June 5, 2011 | Andrew W. Griffin
    NORMAN, Okla. – Taking a cue from the brave abolitionists of the 19th century – William Wilberforce, Elijah P. Lovejoy, even ol’ John Brown of Harper’s Ferry fame – a new movement is taking root right here in Oklahoma and their issue is not slavery, of course, but the controversial issue of abortion. And the thoughtful and informed members of the Norman-based Abolitionist Society of Oklahoma, now only two months old, is looking to eventually abolish abortion. It might seem like an impossible task. But talking to co-founder Russell Hunter this past Saturday, the group, made up largely of young...
  • Charles Darwin, Abolitionist

    02/01/2009 2:48:48 PM PST · by EveningStar · 30 replies · 1,128+ views
    The New York Times ^ | January 29, 2009 | Christopher Benfey
    ...Two arresting new books, timed to co­incide with Darwin’s 200th birthday, make the case that his epochal achievement in Victorian England can best be under­stood in relation to events — involving neither tortoises nor finches — on the other side of the Atlantic. Both books confront the touchy subject of Darwin and race head on; both conclude that Darwin, despite the pernicious spread of “social Darwinism” (the notion, popularized by Herbert Spencer, that human society progresses through the “survival of the fittest”), was no racist...
  • Surprise eulogy for Lee (Abolitionist gave unexpected speech about the general)

    08/19/2003 6:14:00 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 80 replies · 371+ views
    kypost ^ | 08-18-2003 | Jim Reis
    The death of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on Oct. 12, 1870, prompted a host of public meetings and gatherings and an outpouring of feelings about a hero of the era. In Kentucky, one of the largest gatherings took place in Louisville where two speakers were chosen to give the main talks.One was an obvious selection: John Cabell Breckinridge, a former U.S. vice president and senator, fellow Confederate general and former Confederate Secretary of War.The other speaker, however, was not so obvious in the years immediately following the war when feelings still ran high.He had been a strong Union supporter...