Don’t Buy a Ford Ever Again, ca. 1960

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 “Don’t Buy A Ford Ever Again” broadside, ca. 1960. (GLC08259)New Orleans in 1960 was sharply divided over the practice of segregation. The schools were ordered to desegregate, which angered many white people.

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“I love you but hate slavery”: Frederick Douglass to his former owner, Hugh Auld, 1857

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Frederick Douglass to Hugh Auld, October 4, 1857 (Gilder Lehrman Collection)Following his escape from slavery in Maryland to freedom in New York City in 1838, Frederick Douglass became a leader of the abolition movement and its best-known orator.

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Columbus reports on his first voyage, 1493

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Christopher Columbus’s letter to Ferdinand and Isabella, 1493. (GLC01427)On August 3, 1492, Columbus set sail from Spain to find an all-water route to Asia.

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Proclamation of 1763, 1763

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King George III, Proclamation of 1763, 1763. (Gilder Lehrman Collection)At the end of the Seven Years’ War in 1763, France surrendered Canada and much of the Ohio and Mississippi valleys—two-thirds of eastern North America—to England.

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Declaration of Independence, 1776

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Declaration of Independence, Charleston, South Carolina, August 2, 1776. (Gilder Lehrman Collection)

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Runaway slave ad, 1852

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“$2,500 Reward!,” Mississippi Co., Missouri, broadside, August 23, 1852. (GiBroadsides and notices posted by slave owners or their agents offer dramatic and concrete evidence of the inhumanity of slavery.

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John Adams on the abolition of slavery, 1801

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John Adams to George Churchman and Jacob Lindley, January 24, 1801. (Gilder Lehrman Collection)

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Civil rights posters, 1968

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I am a man broadside, ca. April 4, 1968. (Gilder Lehrman Collection)

Honor King: End Racism! broadside, April 8, 1968. (Gilder Lehrman Collection)
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Proclamation pardoning Richard Nixon, 1974

A primary source by Gerald R. Ford
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Gerald Ford, A Proclamation pardoning Richard Nixon, September 8, 1974. (Gilder Lehrman Collection)“My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over.”

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President Truman’s Farewell Address, 1953

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Harry S. Truman, Farewell Address, 1953. (Gilder Lehrman Collection)

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