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SPEECH: Frederick Douglass on John Brown, 1860

Frederick Douglas Black Agenda Report
In an 1860 speech commemorating radical abolitionist John Brown's raid on Harper’s Ferry, Frederick Douglass argued that slavery would only end if the slave owner feared the violent retribution of the enslaved.

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This Guilty Land

Eric Foner London Review of Books
A leading historian of 19th century US history reviews two recent books on Lincoln and John Brown, charting the background to the Civil War and its lingering heritage today.

Friday Nite Videos | October 2, 2020

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The Supreme Court. The Good Lord Bird | Miniseries Trailer. What the Proud Boys Stand for, in the Founder's Words. What It's Like to Be Evicted in the Middle of a Pandemic. How to Drugs.

The Good Lord Bird | Miniseries Trailer

Starring and produced by Oscar® nominee Ethan Hawke, who plays the abolitionist John Brown, the seven-episode series is based on the novel The Good Lord Bird. Premieres on Sunday, October 4 on Showtime.

Tidbits - May 16, 2013

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Reader's Comments - Assata Shakur, Israel, Korea, Thoreau's Radicalism, Thoreau's Plea for John Brown, Cuba, Benghazi, Spanish town solves unemployment, Viet Nam, more. Announcements - Conference on the Veterans' Peace Movement - New York - May 18; Greek American Radicals - screening - New York - May 25; Radical Teacher on line; Symphony for Palestine; The Future of the Left - Conversation on Socialist Unity - New York - June 5; NY Times full page ad to close Guantanamo
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