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When the United States entered the Second World War in 1941 following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941, Japanese Americans’ lives were drastically changed. On February 19th, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. The Order forced 120,000 Japanese-Americans living on the West Coast to move into temporary camps… MORE

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In 1851, Sojourner Truth, a freed slave from New York, purportedly asked, “Ain’t I a Woman?” at a women’s convention in Akron, Ohio. That same year, William Lloyd Garrison, the editor of the Boston based abolition newspaper The Liberator declared forcefully “The Slave is a Man!”  Debates around the abolition of slavery between 1820 and 1860… MORE

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Speaking in the hall of the House of Representatives on January 20, 1827, Whig Party co-founder and Secretary of State Henry Clay affirmed the great potential of the American Colonization Society (ACS). Clay explained that it would be beneficial to transport free black people to Africa, arguing that in America, “they are in the lowest… MORE

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