Fred Hampton And The Black Panthers Took Thomas Jefferson At His Word

Thursday, July 4, 2019 || By Michael Romain || OPINION || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Black Panthers on the capitol steps in Olympia, Wa. in 1969. They were protesting gun legislation. | Courtesy Washington State Archives / Via The Trace

In his last public letter — released two weeks before his death on July 4, 1826 — Thomas Jefferson praised the Declaration of Independence, a document he had drafted a half-century earlier, as “an instrument, pregnant with our own and the fate of the world.” 

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EDITORIAL: Why The Declaration Of Independence Didn’t Make ‘Us’ Free

(Robert  Colescott “George Washington Carver Crossing the Delaware” 1975. Based on Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze’s 1851 canvas“Washington Crossing the Delaware,” Met NY.) Friday, July 4, 2014 || By Michael Romain n the Declaration of Independence: A Global History, David Armitage writes that the main purpose of that esteemed document was to announce, before the “Opinions of Mankind” that the united colonies, or United states (as there was no such thing as the … Continue reading EDITORIAL: Why The Declaration Of Independence Didn’t Make ‘Us’ Free