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The Perfectionist Tradition

William P. Jones Dissent
The African American perfectionists offered “faith” instead of “hope”—emphasizing the struggle to realize a vision of justice rather than passive assurance that it would prevail.

How a Man Helped Close a Loophole in Illinois’ Slavery Law

Sydney Stallworth, Brad Wynn
"Pete" was one of many slaves considered property of the Jarrot family in Cahokia Heights. He sued for his freedom, and the lawsuit closed Illinois' slavery loophole. Pete's lawyer, Lyman Trumbull, went on to shape the 13th Amendment.

To Honor Black History, Fund Our Front-Line Heroes

Lee Saunders and Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II AFSCME.medium
Through their work in public education, public transit and public health, millions of African Americans have been able to provide for their families and strengthen their communities. But without federal aid now those jobs are on the chopping block.

Friday Nite Videos | February 12, 2021

Jordan Klepper Asks Trump Supporters: Impeachment V1 or V2? I Love America | Spoken Word. The Fight for a $15 Minimum Wage. Judas and the Black Messiah. New Video of Roger Stone with Proud Boys Leaders.

I Love America | Alfred Howard | Playing For Change

Written and performed by lyricist Alfred Howard. Inspired by an encounter Alfred had with an audience member after he read a piece called "Definition of Patriotism" at an anti-war protest, this poem explores the many things that unite us as a human race.

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