Category Archives: Jacobs

The Meaning of Freedom

Freedom- (Noun) The power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint. Freedom has many different meanings to different people. Some teenagers may think that freedom is moving out of their parents house or … Continue reading

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Black Lives Matter

We have read in the Classic Slave Narratives the lives of Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs. These narratives form an important part of African-American identity formation as well as demonstrate the considerable adversity past African-Americans have experienced. The shadow of slavery … Continue reading

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Religious equality

Alexis de Tocqueville has some interesting thoughts on the role that religion and the Catholic Church play upon the concept of equality in the United States. Tocqueville claims in the passages of “Democracy in America” that the Church has “erroneously … Continue reading

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