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Our chocolate lab and slavery

Tony and I used to have a dog called Sugar—a faithful and loyal companion, though of dubious parentage and limited intelligence. Sugar had one major character flaw. She loved to wander. We live in a house with a fenced yard and an electric gate across the driveway. Sugar used to hide, lying in wait, until… Read More

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Heroines of the faith: Harriet Tubman

Araminta Harriet Ross was born into slavery in Maryland in 1820.  As a child, she was hired out as a baby minder (whipped if the baby cried) and later worked in the fields and forests, plowing and hauling logs. She was severely beaten by her masters, and early on, suffered a head wound when hit… Read More

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Heroines of the faith: Harriet Beecher Stowe

It is reported that when Harriet Beecher Stowe met Abraham Lincoln in 1863, he said to her, “So you are the little woman who wrote the book that made this great war.” Harriet Beecher (1811-1896) was the seventh of 12 children born to Lyman Beecher, a Congregational minister who was committed to social justice. The Beecher… Read More