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Thaddeus Stevens, Revolutionary

Bruce Levine Jacobin
Thaddeus Stevens was born on this day in 1792. A fierce, uncompromising opponent of slavery, he was a true American revolutionary.

Frederick Douglass Railed Against Economic Inequality

Frederick Douglass/Matt Karp Jacobin
The great abolitionist and former slave Frederick Douglass died 125 years ago. Today, Jacobin publishes never-before-transcribed articles from Frederick Douglass’ Paper denouncing capitalism and economic inequality.

Promoting Action on Diversity, Equality and Inclusion

Ronald E. Stubblefield Maryland Matters
Racial and economic justice is necessary due to Maryland’s legacy of facilitating and advancing racism for the benefit of a few at the expense of the whole. With greater commitment, the state can correct for what occurred under the color of law.

What’s Wrong With the Republicans?

Rebecca Gordon Tom Dispatch
The Trump Republican Party has inherited, and continues to make use of, the legacies of this nation’s twin evils: slavery and imperial expansion. Today's Republicans are very different from those of the Nixon era.

Friday Nite Videos | November 22, 2019

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Sondland Screws Trump. 'Crime After Crime' | Song Parody. WeWork - The $47 Billion Disaster. Motherless Brooklyn | Movie. Unearthing the Lives of Enslaved Africans.

Unearthing the Lives of Enslaved Africans

An all-black team of archaeologists explains their approach to unearthing the day-to-day lives of enslaved Africans at Estate Little Princess, a former sugar cane and rum plantation on the Caribbean island of St. Croix

The Electoral College’s Racist Origins

Wilfred Codrington III The Atlantic
More than two centuries after it was designed to empower southern white voters, the system continues to do just that.
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