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    Frederick Douglass (born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, c. February 1818 – February 20, 1895), in a speech that addressed what Independence Day meant to Negroes, exclaimed “It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.” And he was exactly those things. Beyond a light that illuminates the way, he was a fire that turned old ways to ash. He was thunder, and earthquakes, and all those things the Earth furiously imparts when She has had enough of our abuses. More so, Douglass provided a voice for our pain, struggles and strivings—unselfishly dedicating his life to our freedom, even after he won his own. He was audacious enough to not only escape slavery, but write extensively on his experiences as a slave, and face the dangers of traveling back to those same Southern towns, which sought to recapture him, to speak on and demand that slavery be abolished. -Josie Pickens

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    • Ben Franklin, Journalist


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      Benjamin Franklin was not only one of America's political founding fathers. He was also an innovative and successful journalist and publisher. This slideshow provides a brief overview of his journalistic accomplishments.

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      • Prof. Patrick Rael: How 'Lincoln' Holds Up


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        Leading this year's Oscar race with 12 nominations, Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" has ignited commentary and argument from scholars and critics around the country. Bowdoin College Associate Professor of History Patrick Rael shares his insights and observations, including the ways in which the film departs from historical reality.

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        • Gilded Age Project


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          Discusses the Gilded Age through nine topics. Makes the argument as to why the Gilded Age is gilded, and not golden. Created for: Mr. Figueroa's 10th Grade American History Class, 2013. Created by: AB, DB, JH, LZ, MK, SP.

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          • "Weir Was Here" Photo Exhibit at Brigham Young University


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            Visit http://www.xiomaro.com to get a free souvenir print, to learn more about my Weir Was Here fine art photography traveling exhibit and to find out why you should visit Weir Farm National Historic Site in Connecticut. Can't wait to see my exhibit or to visit Weir Farm? This video will give you a narrated tour of my exhibit at Brigham Young University and, in the meantime, you'll discover why Weir Farm is the only national park dedicated to painting.

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              • Performances: Tompeck


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                With the struggles of Native Americans and the trail of tears as a background, this performance shows the frustration of a poor and ill-fated man in Mid 19th-Century America. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Produced and directed by UNLV student, Ivan Alcantara. Written and performed by Tompeck.

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                • Jeffrey Wick: Public Education and American Ideals


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                  Author and educator Jeffrey Wick joins Patty Webb to discuss why and how he believes public education in America is destroying America's ideals of family, faith, and patriotism.

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                  • Smuggling: An American Tradition


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                    Peter Andreas, professor of political science and international studies at Brown University, explains America's long relationship with smuggling and illicit trade. Andreas is the author of "Smuggler Nation: How Illicit Trade Made America."

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                    • Interview with Jessica Renee Russell (Margaret Moncrieffe)


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                      Jessica Renee Russell talks about her work as Margaret Moncrieffe in "Your Colonel." For more information, visit www.yourcolonel.com. For more videos and images, visit http://igg.me/p/299722/x/31291

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