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You can walk in Douglass’ shoes

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Thanks to his fourth-grade teacher, Thelma Jones, Walter Black knew that Frederick Douglass was born in Talbot County. Tuckahoe to be specific. You must be proud of that, she instructed. Born a slave, Douglass became an international leader of the ...

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Activist wants Harriet Tubman statue at Md. State House

The Harriet Tubman Museum and Learning center in Cambridge, Maryland, contains a section documenting Harriet Tubman’s life as a slave on the Eastern Shore. (DANIEL KERRY/CAPITAL NEWS SERVICE)

ANNAPOLIS— A student activist is calling for a statue of Harriet Tubman to be added to the grounds of the Maryland State House. The Washington Post reports that University of Maryland student Colin Byrd thinks his push for the Tubman ...

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