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A Very Autry Christmas

Okay, I know Christmas is quite far away but I couldn’t resist sharing this great video of Gene Autry on the The Statler Brothers show in 1985. To learn more about Gene Autry check out yesterday‘s post with Holly George-Warren author of Public Cowboy No. 1: The Life and Times of Gene Autry.

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Black History Month
Anna Murray Douglass

The enigmatic first wife of Frederick Douglass, Anna Murray Douglass (1813 – 1822) has been misunderstood and misrepresented by historians as well as by her husband’s associates since he first rose to fame in 1842. Her early life, including her birth, family and parentage, remain thinly documented.

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