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Sports

Joe Gans

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Joe Gans, by name of Joseph Gaines, (born November 25, 1874, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.—died August 10, 1910, Baltimore), American professional boxer, known as the Old...
History

The George Latimer Case

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Lewis H. Latimer’s father, George W. Latimer, was the first fugitive slave whose emancipation guided and influenced the American abolitionists of the 1850s. His flight...
Civil Rights

Arthur Fletcher

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Arthur Fletcher advised four Republican presidents and for three years headed the U.S. Civil Rights Commission. He had a keen interest in education, personally providing...
History

Helen Pitts

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Helen Pitts was born in Honeoye, New York, her parents were activists in the abolitionist and suffragist movements. She was also a descendant of John...
History

Anna Murray Douglass

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Anna Murray, the wife of Frederick Douglass and the mother of their children, personifies the unheralded woman behind the great man. She’s lucky to get...