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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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The Grimke Sisters — My 6th Greatest American(s)

A new PBS series, The Abolitionists, features five American anti-slavery activists:  William Lloyd Garrison, Angelina Grimke, Frederick Douglas, John Brown, and Harriet Beecher Stowe.  Here’s the story of Angelina and her sister Sarah. Two sisters, daughters of a prominent South … Continue reading

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