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Books Unbound – Not Light, But Fire: Readings from African-American Abolitionists

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To close Black History Month, words that inspired hope and incited action in the struggle for the abolition of slavery and for the empowerment of people of African descent in the United States.

Two hundred years of chattel slavery shaped the economic and political life of the United States. The consequences of slavery still affect the country’s economy and national institutions, political decisions and discourse, and our culture, speech, ideas, and fears. Lingering in systems of