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Frederick Douglass, Slavery, US Slavery, Juneteenth, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN, Willoughby Avenue, WRIIT

FREDERICK DOUGLASS“What To The Slave, Is TheFourth of July”

On July 5, 1852, Frederick Douglass was invited to address the citizens of his hometown, Rochester, New York. Whatever the expectations of his audience on that 76th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Douglass used the occasion not to celebrate the nation’s triumphs but to remind all of its continuing enslavement of millions of people. Douglass’s speech appears below.

Proud Boys, Enrique Tarrio, Politics, Insurrection, Jan 6, Stop The Steal, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN, Willoughby Avenue, WRIIT

Four Proud Boys Convicted of Sedition in Key Jan. 6 Case | The New York Times

The verdict was a blow against the far-right group and another milestone in the Justice Department’s prosecution of the pro-Trump rioters who stormed the Capitol.

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Carolyn Bryant Donham Dies at 88; Her Words Doomed Emmett Till | The New York Times

She accused Emmett, 14, of accosting her, and her testimony led to the acquittals of her husband and his half brother in a murder that helped galvanize the civil rights movement.