FREDRICK DOUGLASS 200th birthday. Born February 1818 Virginia, USA Fredrick Douglass was the most prominent African-American of the 19th century. He was born on a brutal slave-plantation in Virginia in 1818. Slaves were prohibited from education but he self-taught himself to read and write before escaping.  He became a writer and a leader of the anti-abolitionist […]

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MOVING MONUMENTS IN BRISTOL AND AMERICA Events in Charlottesville, Virginia were a sickening reminder of why the past always remains present and can never be forgotten to prevent the same mistakes being made in the future. Having wrongly predicted that Hillary Clinton would triumph, I’m now watching with both humour and horror as the Trump […]

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