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A.W. Henderson Letter to Harry S. Truman

   

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I do not see, in the improvement of the Negro’s economic condition, the solution

to the “American Dilemma.” It is just one of the more important factors that must

be changed to make democracy live. Innocent people have suffered long enough.

 

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Letter to Harry S Truman

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Letter to Sister Cynthia McKinney Articles

Letter to Sister Cynthia McKinney

   

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The countries of Africa are wealthy, they produce rich minerals, oil, gold, diamonds and a host of other

things which the world can ill afford to live without but yet they are the poorest in the world. Africa

is being destroyed for its wealth. We believe we have found … Read the rest

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A Letter to the Red States Articles

A Letter to the Red States

   

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Since our aggregate divorce rate is 22 percent lower than the Christian Coalition’s,

we get most of the happy families; you get a bunch of single moms.

You get The Alamo; we get Yosemite.

 

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 Letter to the Red States

Our Split Will Be Beneficial to the Nation

 

 

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ADDENDUM AN APOLOGIA Articles

ADDENDUM AN APOLOGIA

   

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But here in this brutal attack on Ms. Rice, he comes off as a henchman in defense of

American racism and imperialism. His primary tactic is to redirect criticisms of

America’s shortcomings elsewhere. From Crouch’s perspective, we are too indulgent

in “romantic blubberings about Africa,” a continent, for him, … Read the rest

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Levon’s Hard Truths Articles

Levon’s Hard Truths

   

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For according to our wayward brother, “the plain truth is that we are all individuals.” He has

also given up his romantic ideas about Africa. So for him Pan-Africanism has been tossed

out with the bath water. He said, “I often thought of migrating to Africa.”

But now he … Read the rest

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The Liberal Republicanism of Gordon Wood Articles

The Liberal Republicanism of Gordon Wood

   

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The Federalists wrote the Constitution, according to Wood, to insert republican checks

on American democracy, and upon democratic individualism. But to get the people

to ratify the Constitution, the Federalists had to appeal to the sovereignty of the people.

As a result, they secured the triumph of the very democracy … Read the rest

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Letters of H L Mencken Articles

Letters of H L Mencken

   

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Your prophecies of serious race conflicts begin to come true.

I hope you let me see what you write about the Washington affair

    Mencken                                                                                                                                                                        Schuyler

 

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Books by H. L. Mencken

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Letters on Africa from Ben Schwartz Africa

Letters on Africa from Ben Schwartz

   

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 The only black woman I had ever touched was my mammy, Maud. 

And she was seventy years old and smoked a corncob pipe and used s

nuff. And now I was being asked to double-date with two young

 maids whose skin was the color of ripe black olives

 

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Letters and Papers from Prison by Dietrich Bonhoeffer Articles

Letters and Papers from Prison by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

   

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“A spiritual heritage reaching back for centuries is a wonderful

support and comfort in face of all temporary stresses and strains.

I believe that the man who is aware of such reserves of power

need not be ashamed of the tender feelings evoked by the

memory of a rich … Read the rest

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