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LOVABLE, MULTI-TALENTED NELL CARTER DIES
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Book of the week: 'Captives'

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- In "Captives," Linda Colley has written a fascinating narrative, backed by extensive research, that gives us a look at the big picture as well as intriguing gli
SHIRLEY SAAD

Jockstrip: The world as we know it

After a $75,000 9-plus carat diamond ring, a $160,000 loan and a $4,045 fur coat from Saks Fifth Avenue, she allegedly dumped him and now Joseph Bisignano wants his money back.
ELLEN BECK, United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Jan. 4, the fourth day of 2003, with 361 to follow.
By United Press International

Video of the Week: 'Barbershop'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- The ensemble comedy "Barbershop" was one of the most likable movies of 2000, sort of a black "My Big Fat Greek Wedding." Jesse Jackson's denunciation of "Barber
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

UPI's Capital Comment for Nov. 26, 2002

WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press
By United Press International

Film of the Week: Likable 'Barbershop'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- The modestly budgeted ensemble comedy "Barbershop" is one of the most likable movies of the year, sort of a black "My Big Fat Greek Wedding."
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

Booklist

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Sept. 11: Accepting mortality

The terrorist attacks last Sept. 11 have opened a generation gap in America. At issue is death -- or rather, how young people have come to embrace their own mortality -- and how many of the older ones prefer not to think about it. Part of UPI's Special Pa
UWE SIEMON-NETTO, UPI Religion Correspondent

Book Review: The 'greatest' Lincoln

"Lincoln's Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural," by Ronald C. White, Jr., is a compact and thrilling dissection. With admirable economy, White gives us Lincoln the man, the politician, the orator and (my interpretation) the saint at his most thoughtful
JESSIE THORPE

Booklist -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

Rankings for fiction and nonfiction, hardcover and paperback.
By United Press International

UPI's Capital Comment for, Wed., March 13

WASHINGTON, March 13 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Jan. 4, the fourth day of 2002, with 361 to follow.
By United Press International
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Frederick Douglass
A medallion honoring the lifetime service of Frederick Douglass at the Extra Mile monument unveiling, in Washington on Oct. 14, 2005. The Extra Mile is a one mile long walk throughout downtown Northwest studded with bronze medallions honoring 70 Americans who gave their life to serving others (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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Frederick Douglass (born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, February 1818 – February 20, 1895) was an American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman. After escaping from slavery, he became a leader of the abolitionist movement, known for his dazzling oratory and incisive antislavery writing. He stood as a living counter-example to slaveholders' arguments (see this example) that slaves did not have the intellectual capacity to function as independent American citizens. He became a major speaker for the cause of abolition.

In addition to his oratory, Douglass wrote several autobiographies, eloquently describing his life as a slave, and his struggles to be free. His first autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, was published in 1845 and was his best-known work, influential in gaining support for abolition. He wrote two more autobiographies, with his last, Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, published in 1881 and covering events through and after the Civil War.

After the Civil War, Douglass remained very active in America's struggle to reach its potential as a "land of the free". Douglass actively supported women's suffrage. Following the war, he worked on behalf of equal rights for freedmen, and held multiple public offices.

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