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Rediscovering the lives of the enslaved people who freed themselves

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Rediscovering the lives of the enslaved people who freed themselves

The Washington Post - Mary Niall Mitchell, Joshua D. Rothman, Edward E. Baptist, Vanessa Holden, Hasan Kwame Jeffries

Black History Month this year has coincided with a steady stream of news about racist practices that have not gone away. From politicians caught in blackface, to designer sweaters and shoes inspired by minstrelsy, to the persistence of police violence, reminders appear every day of racism’s grip on …

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