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African American Experience in the U.S. Digital Collection

The African American Experience in the U.S. (AAEUS) collection is one facet of the USF Libraries collection initiative to bring together resources that capture the rich history of research and discourse…

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Francisco Rodriguez, Jr.: Ybor City’s Champion of Equal Opportunity

On July 28, 1868, US Secretary of State William Seward announced that the Fourteenth Amendment had been ratified. Three years after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery, the Fourteenth nullified the…

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Independence Day Dissent

Readers of the July 4, 1998, edition of The Weekly Challenger were confronted with a bracing front-page headline: “Independence Day Has Little Meaning to African-Americans.” “July 4th is a precious…

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