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Frederick Douglass

‘I didn’t know I was a slave until I found out I couldn’t do the things I wanted,” Frederick Douglass said.

Awkwardly referred to recently by a certain Washington official, Douglass is of keen interest during Black History Month. He’s part of a steady progression that went to Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks — and to too many others to include here.

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