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Frederick Douglass, champion of individual liberty

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"Liberty," Frederick Douglass once declared, "is not a device or an experiment, but a law of nature dating back to man's creation." On Wednesday, House Speaker John Boehner hosted a dedication ceremony for a statue honoring Douglass in the Capitol's Visitor Center, providing a welcome opportunity to reflect on his legacy as an escaped slave, abolitionist, civil rights leader and political...

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