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  • Frederick Douglass, A Shakespearean in Washington

    09/10/2020 1:51:27 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 5 replies
    Folger Shakespeare Library ^ | July 19, 2019 | John Muller
    In his life and times Frederick Douglass was known around the world as an orator, abolitionist, suffragist, and reformist. While living in Washington, DC, where he spent the last quarter-century of his life, he was also known to many as an admirer of William Shakespeare. Today, tens of thousands of people visit the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site each year at Cedar Hill, Douglass’s home in Anacostia, where the library shelves hold volumes of Shakespeare’s complete works and a framed print of Othello and Desdemona hangs above the mantle in the west parlor. Douglass frequently alluded to Shakespeare in his...
  • As D.C. Mayor Seeks To Remove Statues, Hillsdale College Puts Up More

    09/10/2020 7:48:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/10/2020 | Krystina Skurk
    While the city of Washington, D.C. has openly promoted tearing down statues of America’s Founding Fathers, Hillsdale College’s Liberty Walk stands in distinct contrast. Hillsdale College, a small liberal arts college in southern Michigan, hosts an increasing array of original statues honoring men and women who have stood courageously for freedom.Walking Hillsdale College’s Liberty Walk, one sees statues erected to founders such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson as well as others who have fought for liberty and equality such as Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Ronald Reagan, and Winston Churchill. Hillsdale also has the only statue in North America of...
  • White GWU history professor admits she lied about being Black

    09/03/2020 5:48:41 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/3/2020 | Bradford Betz
    A George Washington University professor admitted in a Thursday blog post that she has for years been falsely claiming to be Black, when she is in fact White and Jewish. Jessica A. Krug, who teaches Black history at GWU, made the startling admission in a blog post on Medium titled, “The Truth, and the Anti-Black Violence of My Lies.” “To an escalating degree over my adult life, I have eschewed my lived experience as a white Jewish child in suburban Kansas City under various assumed identities within a Blackness that I had no right to claim: first North African Blackness,...
  • Africana studies professor says she lied about being Black [NOT Rachel Dolezal]

    09/04/2020 8:49:51 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 21 replies ^ | September 4, 2020 at 8:37 AM CDT - Updated September 4 at 8:37 AM | Staff
    George Washington University is looking into a confession by a professor of Africana studies and history that she has been pretending to be Black. Jessica Krug admits she was born a white, Jewish girl from Kansas City, not the Black Latina from the inner city she claimed to be in her books. Krug, whose work has been up for prestigious Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass book prizes, is now calling herself a culture “leech.” Critics say the author and associate professor made the admission not to clear her conscience but because she was found out. In a blog post, Krug...
  • Stop Misquoting The Great Abolitionist Frederick Douglass To Slander America

    07/08/2020 8:08:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 8, 2020 | Jimmy Sengenberger
    Black Lives Matter activists cite Douglass’s 1852 speech ‘What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?’ as proof America is evil. They utterly miss his point. Last week on CNN, as contributor Angela Rye accused White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnaney and President Trump of failing to understand the history of black America, she referred to the legendary Frederick Douglass. “Frederick Douglass said about Independence Day in this country, what to the slave is the Fourth of July?” she said. “And I would invite them to even start there, as a reading principle, to see how different we see...
  • Unhinged: Vandals tear down statue of famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass in New York

    07/07/2020 9:00:28 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 17 replies
    lawenforcementtoday ^ | July 6, 2020
    Over the past month, statues and depictions of prior presidents, Christopher Columbus, and even religious homages have been subjected to forms of vandalism by many unhinged “activists”. So, it is with little surprise that the latest casualty of the attacks on statues was none other than that of famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass in Maplewood Park. According to Rochester Police, the tearing down of the statue of Douglass took place during the Fourth of July weekend. Police stated that the depiction of Douglass was removed from the base where it was erected, and was found approximately 50 feet from its original...

    07/06/2020 1:05:19 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 8 replies ^ | 7/6/2020 | JASON WHITLOCK
    Frederick Douglass spent the entirety of his adult life fighting tirelessly for black people and women to be recognized as full United States citizens. Douglass, a famous black abolitionist in the 1800s, used Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence as the foundation of his argument to end slavery. That’s why it struck me as ill-informed that Colin Kaepernick would use Douglass’ What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July speech as the audio backdrop for his incendiary tweet condemning America’s Independence Day. Kap, aka Mute-hammad Ali, tweeted Saturday morning: “Black people have been dehumanized, brutalized, criminalized and terrorized by America...
  • Even Frederick Douglass: The Latest Toppled Statue Should Be a Wake-Up Call for the Left

    07/06/2020 6:56:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07/06/2020 | Tyler O' Neill
    Protests over the horrific police killing of George Floyd infamously devolved into riots and looting that destroyed black lives, black livelihoods, and even black monuments. The iconoclastic vandals who began by toppling Confederate monuments moved on to defacing statues of America’s Founders, Indian nationalists like Mahatma Gandhi, and even a monument to the 54th Massachusetts regiment, the first black volunteers to fight for the Union in the Civil War. Yet one of the most grotesque acts of vandalism came on Sunday when vandals toppled a statue of former slave Frederick Douglass in Rochester, N.Y. Vandals somehow removed the Douglass statue...
  • Frederick Douglass statue vandalized at Rochester park

    07/06/2020 4:36:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 49 replies
    WROC ^ | July 6, 2020 | Staff
    Police are investigating an act of vandalism, after a statue of Frederick Douglass was removed from its base at Maplewood Park during the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Leaders from Re-energize the legacy of Frederick Douglass are shocked a monument they worked so hard on will have to be replaced. “This is all that is left at this particularly moment of a monument that we put so much work and thought and love and care into,” said Carvin Eison, Project director, re-energize the legacy of Frederick Douglass, Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commemoration.
  • Another Abolitionist Statue Vandalized Over Fourth of July Weekend

    07/06/2020 7:57:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | July 5, 2020 | Bronson Stocking
    Another testament to the public education system in America, idiots tore down a statue of Frederick Douglass, the fierce abolitionist. A statue of the former slave in Rochester, New York, was reportedly torn down and removed sometime over the Fourth of July weekend.  A Frederick Douglas statue in Maplewood Park was removed from its base overnight.— Atyia Collins (@Atyia_Collins) July 5, 2020 The base of a Frederick Douglass statue torn down overnight here in Maplewood Park. Bits of the statue scattered around the area. @News_8— Ben Densieski (@BenDensieski) July 5, 2020 After escaping slavery, Douglass became a leader...
  • Statue of Frederick Douglass Torn Down in Rochester

    07/06/2020 7:30:08 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/05/20 | Joel Pollak
    A statue of abolitionist legend Frederick Douglass was torn down overnight over the Fourth of July holiday in Rochester, New York, local media reported. News reported: Rochester Police are investigating damage done to a statue of Frederick Douglass in Maplewood Park. It happened over the weekend, and police say that the statue was torn off its base, and left about 50 feet from its pedestal. The statue had been placed over the fence to Genesee River gorge and was leaning against the fence.…Police say in addition to the damage at the bottom of the statue, one of the fingers on the...
  • At Mt. Rushmore, Trump Scoops the Democrats

    07/05/2020 8:53:56 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 12 replies
    New York Sun ^ | July 4,2020 | Editorial of The New York Sun
    His vow was that the American people “will not allow our country, and all of its values, history, and culture, to be taken from them.” At this point the audience was chanting “USA!” Mr. Trump then laced into “cancel culture,” which he called “driving people from their jobs, shaming dissenters, and demanding total submission from anyone who disagrees.” He called it “completely alien to our culture and our values.” It would be one thing were any of the major Democrats saying such things. The cat, though, has got their tongues. Not a peep of support from, say, Vice President Biden...
  • BLM activist gets into a verbal exchange with an older black guy who was speaking up against tearing the statue down.

    06/26/2020 7:35:44 PM PDT · by Borges · 39 replies
    Twitter ^ | 6/26/2020
    Look at her! These people are straight up deranged. It really is like a religious cult. Kudos to that security guard and the guy dressed up as Frederick Douglass (who must be turning in his grave).
  • House Democrats will vote to make Washington D.C. a state - and rename the District of Columbia the Douglass Commonwealth

    06/26/2020 3:35:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 26, 2020 | Nikki Schwab
    House Democrats are poised to approve Washington, D.C., becoming the nation's 51st state in a historic vote scheduled for Friday. Washington the 'District of Columbia' would be no longer, the bill's language says, as the new state would be referred to as 'Washington, Douglass Commonwealth' - swapping out Italian explorer Christopher Columbus for Maryland-born abolitionist Frederick Douglass. 'And what an appropriate name: George Washington and Frederick Douglass, joined together in support of citizenship, what an appropriate name it seems to me for the capital of America,' remarked Rep. Steny Hoyer, the House's No. 2 Democrat who represents nearby Maryland. 'To...
  • Shaun King Keeps Raising Money, and Questions About Where It Goes

    05/26/2020 12:49:55 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 10 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 5/26/20 | Kali Holloway
    He blamed issues at The North Star on over-ambition, but seven former employees of the site King launched with great fanfare painted a darker picture. When Shaun King and progressive journalist Benjamin Dixon launched an ambitious multimedia reboot of Frederick Douglass’ abolitionist newspaper, The North Star, last February, it was celebrated across social media by prominent voices including Susan Sarandon, Michael Eric Dyson and Megan Mullally. A month later, the company boasted on Twitter that it already had “multiple angel investors” and more than 30,000 subscribers contributing $5 per month for students and $10 a month and up for the...
  • Pete Buttigieg Has No Business Invoking Frederick Douglass

    11/25/2019 12:58:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | November 25, 2019 | K. Carl Smith
    South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg is shamelessly attempting to appropriate the legacy of Frederick Douglass, a black Republican. As a Frederick Douglass Republican, I’m not surprised to see a Democrat politician invoke my idol to promote his plan for black America. Douglass’ expressed ideas were and still are Republican at their roots. Buttigieg’s plan and approach are disingenuous. In a desperate attempt to woo black voters, Buttigieg unveiled his so-called "Douglass Plan," thinking the name will appeal to us. Remarkably, the Buttigieg Campaign used a stock picture of a woman in Kenya to promote its initiatives geared toward African Americans, then hurriedly removed...
  • What To The Slave Is The 4th of July? (Full audiobook with download)

    Kaepernick is a fool. Quoting without knowing the full content is a bad idea. There are many now who have already said read the full speech, but for some that just isn't good enough. Many don't have the spare time to sit and read. I can make this more convenient for those of you. Here is the option to listen instead of reading. Download if you like. These are free in the public domain. Here is the full text just in case:
  • Left Completely Misses The Point Of Frederick Douglass’s Speech About Independence Day

    07/05/2019 11:39:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 5, 2019 | Tristan Justice
    Many elites in the media this week have cited abolitionist Frederick Douglass’s famous 1852 speech “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” as evidence of the former slave’s condemnation of America, and another excuse for them to express derision about the United States on its birthday. If they read the whole speech, however, they’d see it is in fact a testament of support for our nation’s founding principles and gives even more reason to celebrate the Fourth of July and American patriotism.The historic speech was given on July 5, 1852, in Corinthian Hall to a white audience of...
  • Ted Cruz Schools Kaepernick on His Quote From Frederick Douglass Speech

    07/05/2019 6:00:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies ^ | July 5, 2019 | Leah Barkoukis
    Sen. Ted Cruz gave Colin Kaepernick a history lesson on Thursday after the former San Francisco 49ers player posted a quote from abolitionist Frederick Douglass on Independence Day. “What have I, or those I represent, to do with your national independence? This Fourth of July is yours, not mine…There is not a nation on the earth guilty of practices more shocking and bloody than are the people of these United States at this very hour,” Kaepernick tweeted, quoting from Douglass’s “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” speech, which was delivered on July 5, 1852 to the Rochester Ladies’...
  • Slavery Is Neither Strange Nor Peculiar

    05/29/2019 3:06:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | May 29, 2019 | Walter E. Williams
    The favorite leftist tool for the attack on our nation's founding is that slavery was sanctioned. They argue that the founders disregarded the promises of our Declaration of Independence "that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." These very ignorant people, both in and out of academia, want us to believe that slavery is unusual, as historian Kenneth Stampp suggested in his book, "Peculiar Institution: Slavery in the Ante-Bellum South." But slavery is by no means peculiar, odd, unusual or...