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The truest patriotism

The truest patriotism is to treat everyone with the eternal values of freedom, equality, and justice, stated in American documents. All nations are temporary forms of government that exist for days, years, generations, or centuries, and then vanish away. However, … Continue reading

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Black Is Beautiful (Just Ask Retailers About Black Friday)

Black is beautiful!  “It’s the most wonderful day of the year.”  That’s a song retailers might sing about Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving Day when their business begins to turn a profit for the year. It’s an honor to … Continue reading

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How A White Guy Experienced Jim Crow As A Black Guy

Black Like Me is the story of how John Howard Griffin, a white man, colored his skin black and traveled around the segregated, Jim Crow South in the late 1950s. The cover reads: “What was it like, really like to be … Continue reading

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A More Evolved American Declaration Of Idependence

The American Declaration Of Independence presents some noble sounding ideas:  self-evident truths; “all men are created equal;” we have a Creator; rights are an inalienable, non-material reality.  However, if people who were further along in the evolutionary process had written it, American history might be different.  The … Continue reading

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Why Was The Army In Little Rock, AR In 1957?

In 1957 I was a six-year-old in Little Rock, Arkansas.  I had a lot of company there as members of the Army’s 101st Airborne Division joined us in the city. At the time I didn’t really understand what was going on; … Continue reading

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US Congressman, Thaddeus Stevens, My 4th Greatest American

Tommy Lee Jones plays Thaddeus Stevens in Steven Spielberg’s new movie, Lincoln.  However, many Americans have no idea who Thaddeus Stevens was. Thaddeus Stevens was born in 1792 in Vermont to a poor family and was abandoned by his father … Continue reading

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Frederick Douglas — Freedom Fighter

Frederick Douglas is featured in the new PBS series, The Abolitionists, along with Angelina Grimke, John Brown, William Lloyd Garrison, and Harriet Beecher Stowe.  Douglas is an interesting person in American history. He was claimed to be personal property from his birth … Continue reading

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