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 Posted: Tue Jan 22nd, 2008 03:11 am
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Doc C

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I agree that the Reverend King was an exceptional individual who shaped afro-american history by his non violent preaching and protests. However, I do believe that his contributions were only secondary to those of Frederick Douglas. Imagine, how could a black individual, a former slave, gain entry to the White House, other than as a servant, and visit with the president in the 1860's. Who had influence enough to engage Lincoln to initiate earth shattering policies at the time - emancipation proclamation, blacks in the military.

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