Human Rights

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In a Fourth of July holiday special, we begin with the words of Frederick Douglass. Born into slavery around 1818, Douglass became a key leader of the abolitionist movement. On July 5, 1852, in Rochester, New York, he gave one of his most famous speeches, "The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro." He was addressing the Rochester Ladies...
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Toronto-born Omar Khadr—who was captured by the U.S. military in 2002 when he...
Julia Conley, staff writer
A top human rights official for the United Nations is concerned that President...