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A People's History of the United States Pt. II

StoryApril 30, 2003
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  • Danny Glover reads the Cherokees and Seminoles who resisted the forceful removal of Indians from their lands and The 'trail of tears' where 16,000 men, women and children surrounded by the U.S. army were driven West. 4,000 died on the trip.
  • Mila Pitts on Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York attended by 300 women and some men who adopted a declaration of principles making use of the language and rhythm of the declaration of independence.
  • James Earl Jones reads Frederick Douglas, a former slave and powerful leader of the anti slavery movement, who was asked to speak at a celebration of Fourth of July in 1852.
  • Harris Yulin reads John Brown addressing the court in Virginia that ordered his hanging in 1859.
  • James Earl Jones reads Frederick Douglas speaking on John Brown at a college in Harper’s Ferry in 1881.
  • Danny Glover reads Henry McNeil Turner on being expelled from the state legislature in Georgia in 1872.

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