Monthly Archives: July 2008

Bayard Rustin- Activist and American

I’ve always been interested in the civil rights movement and the general movement for social change. As I’ve read books on the people who’ve participated in the fight for equal rights, one name kept popping up who inspired many of … Continue reading

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Article on Angelo Lopez in the Sunnyvale Sun

On June 25, 2008, the Sunnyvale Sun and the Cupertino Courier featured an article on Angelo Lopez and his various artistic pursuits.  Reprinted below is the article from the link http://www.mercurynews.com/cupertino/ci_9694670?nclick_check=1. Drawing attention Illustrator wants to bring his art work … Continue reading

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George Washington and the Freeing of His Slaves

When I used to think of George Washington, I usually thought of the guy whose picture was on the one dollar bill. Most everyone else I know thinks of Washington in the same way, which is sort of sad. In … Continue reading

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Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln and America’s Capacity to Grow

On this 4th of July weekend, I’d like to actually post a speech that Frederick Douglass gave about Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1876. I think it’s in keeping with our election year and in keeping with one of the … Continue reading

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Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions Woman’s Rights Convention

From the website http://ecssba.rutgers.edu/docs/seneca.html:     Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions Woman’s Rights Convention, Held at Seneca Falls, 19-20 July 1848 On the morning of the 19th, the Convention assembled at 11 o’clock. . . . The Declaration of Sentiments, … Continue reading

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Thomas Hart Benton- American Artist

I first discovered the artwork of Thomas Hart Benton from an article in Smithsonian magazine while I was in college in the 1980s.  I really didn’t know too much about the fine arts back then, and I knew even less … Continue reading

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