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2014 Oscar nominees: History themed topics of slavery and scandal in American films

If you’re interested in American history and in movies, then you’ll love this year’s Oscar nominees. The list of nominees for best picture includes films based on a true story of slavery in America, a political scandal from the 1970s, …

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Congress honors Frederick Douglass, 19th century orator, statesman and abolitionist

To honor Frederick Douglass, President Obama recently signed into law a bill allowing the District of Columbia its first statue in the United States Capitol’s Emancipation Hall. The hall itself was named in 2007 in honor of the slaves who helped build …

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