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Sun Jul 8, 2018, 09:02 PM

Let's Celebrate the 14th Amendment.

'Why are some events forgotten while others loom large in national memory? The Civil War, the deadliest American conflict, is a formative part of our history. Lincolnís Gettysburg Address and Mathew Bradyís photographs of soldiers remain etched in the public consciousness. We remember the Emancipation Proclamation, which declared that slaves in Confederate-held territory were from that point free.

But the fundamental story of the 14th Amendment, which extended citizenship to African-Americans, has been overlooked. One hundred and fifty years since the amendmentís ratification, that story is worth remembering.'>>>


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