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Why revolutionaries commemorate Juneteenth

Why revolutionaries commemorate Juneteenth

Editor's note: This article is based on a talk given by Telijah Patterson in Harlem on June 3rd, 2016, and was initially published on Liberation School shortly afterwards. Born into struggle I would first like to introduce myself and talk about where I come from. I am...

La historia de la encarcelación estadounidense

La historia de la encarcelación estadounidense

La labor de prisioneros tiene larga historia en el desarrollo de los Estados Unidos. De hecho, personajes de la clase dirigente británica recibieron el empeño colonial temprano con los brazos abiertos como una estrategia de desechar la sobrepoblación. Mientras la...

What to the slave is your 4th of July?

What to the slave is your 4th of July?

The following is the full text of an untitled speech Frederick Douglas delivered to the Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society in Rochester, New York, on July 5, 1852. Mr. President, Friends and Fellow Citizens: He who could address this audience without a quailing sensation,...

Who really freed the slaves?

Who really freed the slaves?

150 years ago: first Black soldiers recruited into Civil War Exactly 150 years ago, on February 16, 1863, Boston, Mass. residents opened their newspapers to find an unprecedented advertisement in the daily newspaper. It called for “Good men of African descent” to...