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Treason, Shmeason: Trump Backs Fort Benedict Arnold

Harold Meyerson The American Prospect
These bases are named after Confederate generals not because they personified either victory or freedom. They were named to reflect the politics of the viciously white racist South decades after the Civil War had ended.

"Reconstruction Never Ended": A Review of Eric Foner's Second Founding

Thomas Simpson Facing Today
This book argues the fight for true equality begun 150 years ago continues and draws clear connections between the limitations and loopholes written into these 19th century amendments and the most intractable debates dividing 21st century America.

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.
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