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Fredrick Douglass Statue Presented on Capitol Hill

Fredrick Douglass Statue Presented on Capitol Hill

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There is no question that Frederick Douglass was a great man during his time and after.  Finally, on Capitol Hill, Douglass is being honored as one of the great Americans of all time, and getting the respect that he deserves. Douglass wasn’t just a man who freed himself from slavery, he also advised President Abraham Lincoln as he sought to free the slaves.  Vice President Biden, along with Democratic Sen….

US Postal Service Issues Limited Edition Stamp To Mark 150th Anniversary Of The Emancipation Proclamation

US Postal Service Issues Limited Edition Stamp To Mark 150th Anniversary Of The Emancipation Proclamation

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The U.S. Postal Service marked the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation by issuing a limited edition stamp that will go on sale Wednesday at post offices nationwide, NBC Washington reports. The stamp was unveiled at the National Archives, where the original Emancipation Proclamation is on display through 5 p.m. Tuesday, the final day of a three-day limited viewing. After the stamp was unveiled, singer, activist, and scholar Bernice Johnson Reagon…

Rosa Parks Statue Installed In National Cathedral

Rosa Parks Statue Installed In National Cathedral

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Washington National Cathedral is preparing to dedicate a new carving of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks in a section of the church devoted to human rights. The Episcopal cathedral formally installs the new sculpture Thursday with a ceremony of evening prayer songs. The carving of Parks will join others on the cathedral’s Human Rights Porch that celebrates those who struggled to bring equality and social justice to all people. Other…

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