Tag Archives: Frederick Douglass

Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address

(This essay was originally published by the Newport Daily News as Lincoln looks to the future on March 5, 2015) On March 4, 1865, Abraham Lincoln was sworn in to his second term as the president of the United States, giving … Continue reading

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From Slavery to Greatness

(This essay was originally published by the Newport Daily News on May 7, 2014.) Next to Martin Luther King, Frederick Douglass was probably the greatest African-American in US history. Unlike King, Frederick Douglass—born Frederick Bailey in February 1818—was not killed … Continue reading

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The Sleeping Serpent of Slavery

(This essay was originally published in the Newport Daily News on August 29, 2012.) From our Declaration of Independence in 1776 to the start of the Civil War in 1861, slavery posed a fundamental contradiction to our American identity. How … Continue reading

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