Habitats in your garden to attract birds include seed bearing shrubs and perennials.

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    Steve Luxenberg, author and Washington Post editor, explains Frederick Douglass’ involvement in the post Civil War political landscape leading up to the decision of the Supreme Court case Plessy V. Ferguson, which upheld the “separate but equal” law. The final installment in 2019’s series on black history.   Topics include: The Fugitive Slave […]

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During the height of the great Potato Famine, Frederick Douglass visits Cork, Ireland, the city from where millions of Irish immigrated. He stays with the Jennings family whose daughter Isabel worked with the Cork Anti Slavery Society. It is here that Douglass feels like he is treated as a human being for the first time, […]

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Irish woman Ann Coughlin highlights Frederick Douglass’s two year tour of the British Isles. Coughlin focuses on the relationship between Irish political leader Daniel “The Liberator” O’Connell and American abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Daniel O’Connell was regarded as the greatest Irish orator of the 19th century and served as inspiration for Douglass with his firm anti-slavery stance. […]

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Mark Twain wrote, “A, True Story: Repeated Word for Word As I Heard It” about a Black American woman’s reunion with her son near the end of the Civil War. It was first published in 1874. Mary Codd, the mother in the story had a saying passed down from her mother from Maryland.  “I wasn’t […]

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