Tag Archives: Frederick Douglass

Radicals and Reformers

I strongly believe that social change in democracies occur when radicals put pressure for change outside the political system and reformers work for change within the system. The radicals are like the canary in the coal mine: they spot the … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln and the Radical Abolitionists

Recently I watched on the internet a movie preview of the upcoming Steven Spielberg movie on Abraham Lincoln. I’m really looking forward to this film, as Spielberg is one of my favorite filmmakers and Lincoln is my favorite President. In … Continue reading

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Heroes

I’ve always been inspired by heroes. From family members, to close friends, to major figures in books that I’ve read, these heroes have helped shaped my values, my politics, and the way I want to live my life. As I’ve … Continue reading

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Frederick Douglass Fights For Chinese Immigrants

Frederick Douglass is best known as an abolitionist and a champion of African American rights. One of the most compelling orators of the nineteenth century, Douglass delivered countless abolitionist speeches and civil rights speeches to defend the African American community … 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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