Daily Archives: September 19, 2020

Exploring Why The Personal Is Political And Vice Versa

One of the common statements that is made by people, especially those of an activist persuasion, is that the personal is the political. One of the aspects that makes politics so contentious and so fierce, regardless of one’s worldview, is … Continue reading

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Book Review: If I Survive

If I Survive: Frederick Douglass And Family In The Walter O. Evans Collection, edited by Celeste-Marie Bernie and Andrew Taylor I found this book deeply frustrating to read. In the midst of this staggering collection of manuscripts included in facsimile … Continue reading

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Book Review: Frederick Douglass: Prophet Of Freedom

Frederick Douglass: Prophet Of Freedom, by David W. Blight Sometimes I wonder whether books like this help or hurt the agendas of those who are writing them. I must admit that this book talked a lot more about the personal … Continue reading

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Book Review: Frederick Douglass: America’s Prophet

Frederick Douglass: America’s Prophet, by D.H. Dilbeck It is one of those ironies of history that it has required a place within the Church to make a genuine prophetic message. There are a great many people–Frederick Douglass included–who have criticized … Continue reading

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