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UPI Almanac for Friday, Feb. 14, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014.
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School district's reading list has more than 30 spelling errors

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y., July 10 (UPI) -- New York state officials criticized a school board whose summer reading list misspells titles including "The Great Gatsby" and names including George Orwell.

Detroit's emergency manager takes away council president's paycheck

DETROIT, June 28 (UPI) -- Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh has had his salary and authority taken away, though he keeps his title, the city's emergency manager said Thursday.

Segregationists show up at CPAC panel

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., March 16 (UPI) -- A session at the U.S. Conservative Political Action Conference on reaching out to blacks turned rowdy Friday when a white supremacist called for segregation.
'Dirty Harry' supports gay marriage in California

'Dirty Harry' supports gay marriage in California

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- Clint Eastwood has lent his raspy-voiced, steely-eyed presence to the debate over gay marriage, signing on to a brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down California's Proposition 8, which limits marriage to a man and a woman.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent
'Oz' stars Tergesen and Walker to reunite on 'Copper'

'Oz' stars Tergesen and Walker to reunite on 'Copper'

LOS ANGELES, March 4 (UPI) -- Former "Oz" inmates Lee Tergesen and Eamonn Walker are to guest star on writer-producer Tom Fontana's latest TV show, "Copper," The Hollywood Reporter said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 4, 2013.
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NAACP pledges death penalty repeal push

BALTIMORE, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- The NAACP said it will mount its most expensive effort ever against the death penalty to get it abolished in Maryland.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012.
By United Press International

Ex-teacher says slavery questions improper

ATLANTA, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- A former Georgia elementary teacher who wrote slave-beating questions for third-grade pupils said he was only trying to "enhance student achievement."

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 4, 2008.
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Douglass home gets $2M renovation

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The Washington home of abolitionist Frederick Douglass got a $2 renovation nearly 130 years after it was bought for $6,700.
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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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