Democrats Need Patriotism Now More Than Ever

Gripped by anger and despair, Democrats may not want to celebrate this country. But they need patriotism in order to save American democracy.

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What’s on TV This Week: ‘Frederick Douglass: In Five Speeches’ and Awards Shows

A new documentary about Frederick Douglass debuts on HBO. And both the Screen Actors Guild Awards and the N.A.A.C.P. Image Awards air this weekend.

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Book Review: Frederick Douglass’s Uneasy Alliance With White Abolitionists

Linda Hirshman’s “The Color of Abolition” pulls the curtain on the “casual racism of the privileged” that flourished in some abolitionist circles.

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A Bill Proposed a New Way to Teach History. It Got the History Wrong.

A Republican legislator in Virginia who campaigned against critical race theory introduced a bill that incorrectly said the Lincoln-Douglas debates were between Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.

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Seneca Village and the Search for the Black Utopia

Seneca Village has more stories to tell about Black lives in New York City.

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The Power of Watch Night, the Black Church’s Vigil for the End of Slavery

Watch Night began as a vigil commemorating the Emancipation Proclamation and has become a way to honor the past and look to the future.

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When Frederick Douglass Met Andrew Johnson

In “The Failed Promise,” a new book about Reconstruction and Johnson’s impeachment, Robert S. Levine looks closely at the perspective of Douglass and other Black leaders.

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Henry Louis Gates Jr. on African-American Religion

Gates’s “The Black Church” recounts the foundational role of religion in the history of Black America.

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For Biden and Harris, Defeating Trump Is Just the Beginning

The road to Trumpism was decades long. The road back won’t be easy.

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N.E.H. Funds Restoration of Statues Toppled During Protests

Statues of Christopher Columbus in Baltimore and a Union Army colonel in Madison, Wis., will be repaired.

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Who Tore Down This Frederick Douglass Statue?

President Trump and others have speculated about why vandals destroyed a Rochester, N.Y., statue of the prominent Black abolitionist even as protests against systemic racism continue.

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Frederick Douglass, Seen Up Close

Yale has acquired a renowned private collection relating to the abolitionist and orator, including rarely seen family scrapbooks that offer a window onto his complicated private life.

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8 Things to Do This Fourth of July Weekend

Our culture writers offer suggestions for celebrating Independence Day, and what to watch or listen to without leaving your home.

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America’s Enduring Caste System

Our founding ideals promise liberty and equality for all. Our reality is an enduring racial hierarchy that has persisted for centuries.

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‘We Were Always Men’

One hundred and fifty years ago, Frederick Douglass understood the link between voting rights and manhood for African-Americans.

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