• Launchpad: Picturing Lincoln

    Created August 31, 2010

    Frederick Douglass, abolitionist adopted birthday because his mother referred to him as my “little valentine”

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    February 14, 1817

    Langston Hughes, African-American poet, is born

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    February 1, 1902

    Sojourner Truth delivers her “Ain’t I a Woman?” speech at Akron Ohio Women's Convention

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    May 29, 1851
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    William Lloyd Garrison founds abolitionist newspaper, The Liberator

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    January 1, 1831

    Phillis Wheatley, first Black American poet, born

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    May 8, 1753

    Edison gives first public demonstration of incandescent lamp

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    December 31, 1879

    Abigail Adams, 2nd first lady (1797–1801), is born

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    December 22, 1744

    Edison makes first sound recording on phonograph

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    December 6, 1877

    Frederick Douglass, Martin R. Delaney begin anti-slavery paper “The North Star”

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    December 3, 1847