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Trump goes on a Twitter tear defending the Confederate flag and racist sports team names while claiming victory over the 'China virus'

  • President Donald Trump spent his Monday on Twitter making racist attacks and claiming victory in his pandemic response. 
  • Trump started off the week fueling racial divisions by attacking NASCAR for banning Confederate flags from its events an…

    frederick douglass - Business Insider
    5:36pm PDT - July 6th, 2020

Statue of Frederick Douglass toppled on anniversary of his famous speech

There's only a stump where a statue of famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass once stood.

frederick douglass - CNN
2:13pm PDT - July 6th, 2020

Frederick Douglass statue ripped from base

Statue of famed abolitionist was vandalized on anniversary of his iconic 1852 speech about Independence Day in city where he delivered it: Rochester, N.Y.

frederick douglass - CBS News
10:56am PDT - July 6th, 2020

Frederick Douglass statue torn down in Rochester, N.Y., on anniversary of his famous Fourth of July speech - The Washington Post

  1. Frederick Douglass statue torn down in Rochester, N.Y., on anniversary of his famous Fourth of July speech  The Washington Post
  2. Frederick Douglass statue in Rochester, NY ripped from base  CBS News
  3. Discovery of Frederick Douglass l…

    frederick douglass - The Washington Post
    10:33am PDT - July 6th, 2020

Frederick Douglass: Historic US black activist's statue toppled

Activists say the incident may have been in retaliation for recent attacks on slavery-linked monuments.

frederick douglass - BBC News
7:44am PDT - July 6th, 2020

Frederick Douglass Statue in Rochester Vandalized on 168th Anniversary of Famous Speech He Gave There

The statue was found discarded over a fence a few feet away from its base in Maplewood Park, located along the Underground Railroad.

frederick douglass - National Review
6:04am PDT - July 6th, 2020

Frederick Douglass statue vandalized in upstate New York park

Police said the statue of Douglass was taken from Maplewood Park, a site along the Underground Railroad where Douglass and Harriet Tubman helped shuttle slaves to freedom.

frederick douglass - NBC News
5:42am PDT - July 6th, 2020

Frederick Douglass statue ripped from base - CBS News

  1. Frederick Douglass statue ripped from base  CBS News
  2. Discovery of Frederick Douglass letter sheds light on contested Lincoln statue  The Guardian
  3. Frederick Douglass Statue Torn Down and Vandalized in Rochester, N.Y.  TIME
  4. frederick douglass - CBS News
    12:50am PDT - July 6th, 2020

Frederick Douglass statue ripped from base

Statue of famed abolitionist was vandalized on anniversary of his iconic 1852 speech about Independence Day in city where he delivered it: Rochester, N.Y.

frederick douglass - CBS News
12:50am PDT - July 6th, 2020

Frederick Douglass Statue Torn Down and Vandalized in Rochester, N.Y.

In Rochester on July 5, 1852, Douglass gave the speech “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July,” in which he called the celebration of liberty a sham in a nation that enslaves and oppresses its Black citizens

frederick douglass - Time
6:48pm PDT - July 5th, 2020

Statue of Frederick Douglass Torn Down in Rochester

A statue of abolitionist legend Frederick Douglass was torn down overnight over the Fourth of July holiday in Rochester, New York, local media reported.

frederick douglass - Breitbart News
3:49pm PDT - July 5th, 2020

Frederick Douglass' admonition on the moral rightness of liberty for all

The abolitionist orator's 1852 speech "What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?" was both a condemnation of the nation's hypocrisy and praise for America's promise

frederick douglass - CBS News
6:41am PDT - July 5th, 2020

Frederick Douglass' 1852 speech on liberty

Contributor Kelefa Sanneh of The New Yorker magazine explores abolitionist orator Frederick Douglass' 1852 speech, "What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?" which is recited today on Independence Day as a powerful affirmation of the right of liberty for all …

frederick douglass - CBS News
6:40am PDT - July 5th, 2020

Velshi: July 4th celebrates American ideals we haven’t achieved

MSNBC’s Ali Velshi says Frederick Douglass’ 1852 speech about the “justice, liberty, prosperity and independence” denied to slaves still resonates for Black Americans today.

frederick douglass - MSNBC
10:19am PDT - July 4th, 2020

How a Lincoln-Douglass Debate Led to Historic Discovery - The Wall Street Journal

  1. How a Lincoln-Douglass Debate Led to Historic Discovery  The Wall Street Journal
  2. Whose Lincoln Memorial Is It?  POLITICO
  3. How America Uses Lincoln’s Space  POLITICO
  4. Lincoln deserves statues but the Emancipation Memorial mi…

    frederick douglass - The Wall Street Journal
    6:40am PDT - July 4th, 2020

America reckons with Confederate legacy | Reuters.com - Reuters India

An image of Frederick Douglass is projected onto the statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee in Richmond, Virginia, July 1. REUTERS/Julia Rendleman

frederick douglass - Reuters
12:04pm PDT - July 2nd, 2020

D.C. Statehood: What Would Frederick Douglass Do?

Through retrocession, the capital’s residents could become residents of a new Maryland county named after Douglass.

frederick douglass - National Review
4:07pm PDT - June 28th, 2020

'How George Floyd's death changed my Chinese students'

Some students at Jasmine Cochrane's school in China found it hard to trust a black teacher. George Floyd's death made a huge difference.

frederick douglass - BBC News
4:07pm PDT - June 28th, 2020

Protesters blast Emancipation Memorial as Trump signs order to protect monuments

Protesters gathered to attempt to take down the statue near the U.S. Capitol Friday night, and were met by armed guards, but President Trump signed an executive order.

frederick douglass - ABC News
3:44pm PDT - June 27th, 2020

Frederick Douglass delivered a Lincoln reality check at Emancipation Memorial unveiling - The Washington Post

  1. Frederick Douglass delivered a Lincoln reality check at Emancipation Memorial unveiling  The Washington Post
  2. Protesters demand removal of controversial Lincoln statue in D.C.  CBS Evening News
  3. Arguments break out by statue of Abrah…

    frederick douglass - The Washington Post
    4:30am PDT - June 27th, 2020

House Approves Bill to Make the District of Columbia the 51st State

The Democratic-controlled House approved a bill to make D.C. the 51st state, arguing that the city's residents deserve full voting rights.

frederick douglass - Time
12:36pm PDT - June 26th, 2020

Wishful thinking: George R. R. Martin offers a new Winds of Winter estimate

"This does not mean that the book will be finished tomorrow or published next week."

frederick douglass - Ars Technica
3:35pm PDT - June 23rd, 2020

Here's What Juneteenth Looked Like in New York City

Thousands marched across the five boroughs to commemorate Juneteenth and to demonstrate against the systemic racism embedded in U.S. society.

frederick douglass - Vice News
6:29pm PDT - June 19th, 2020

Frederick Douglass

In a programme first broadcast in 2018, Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the life and ideas of Frederick Douglass, who was born into slavery in Maryland in 1818 and, once he had escaped, became one of that century's most prominent abolitionists. He was such a …

frederick douglass - BBC News
2:15am PDT - June 11th, 2020

Democrats to propose sweeping policing reform package in response to George Floyd's death - ABC News

  1. Democrats to propose sweeping policing reform package in response to George Floyd's death  ABC News
  2. Draft Democratic proposal seeks big changes to policing  POLITICO
  3. U.S. Democrats, black lawmakers ready response to George Floyd de…

    frederick douglass - ABC News
    1:32pm PDT - June 6th, 2020