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Repair

fredrickdouglas statue face

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.   Frederick Douglass   (February 1818 – February 20, 1895)  was an African-American social reformer, orator, writer, and statesman.  After escaping from slavery, he became a leader of the abolitionist movement, gaining note for his dazzling oratory and incisive antislavery writing. He stood as a living counter-example to slaveholders’ arguments that slaves lacked the intellectual capacity to function as independent American citizens. Many Northerners also found it hard to believe that such a great orator had been a slave.

Various sites about his life including this one from the History Channel.

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A tinted version of a picture of Fredrick Douglas

 

 

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Threats

“Even very young children need to be informed about dying. Explain the concept of death very carefully to your child. This will make threatening him with it much more effective.” –P. J. O’Rourke