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“If You Want A Taste Of Freedom, Keep Going”—200 Years Later, Harriet Tubman Lives On
“If you hear the dogs, keep going. If you see the torches in the woods, keep going. If there’s shouting after you, keep going. Don’t ever stop. Keep going. If you want a taste of freedom, keep going.”
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Honoring the Most Powerful 272 Words in American History—and What They Meant for Freedom
On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln gave what is arguably the most important speech in American history.
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Juneteenth: Confronting Our Past
Juneteenth marks the final recognition of a people as human beings, possessed of souls and free will.
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Juneteenth: Why the Struggle Is Always for Freedom
If you want greater freedom for yourself, you must first confront and seek redemption for the freedom you may have denied others.
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Passover: The Bittersweet Taste of Freedom
All of these things signify an appreciation of what we now have, what we cherish and what we will never surrender or forget: freedom.
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Race & Religion: Bigotry Is Bigotry
Interestingly, the two “discriminations”—racial and religious—have historical intersections in this land of the free. They stem from the same root, after all, the root called bigotry.
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The Price of Freedom
Some people see freedom as dangerous. They see people who cannot be enslaved as dangerous. They are the type who think that if people were free, those people would be as mean and cruel as they themselves are.
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The Quran: Paving the Way in the Land of the Free
The origins of Islam in the U.S. today trace back to one simple concept, one word, three syllables: sla-ve-ry. When Ilhan Omar joined Rashida Tlaib in the House of Representatives at the beginning of January, 2019, wielding a huge copy of the Quran, she became the first Somali-American in Congress. A person of color and a Muslim, Omar fled Somalia as a child and emigrated to America at the age of 13.
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Why Black History IS History
“Won’t it be wonderful when black history and native American history and Jewish history and all of U.S. history is taught from one book. Just U.S. history.” - Maya Angelou