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By Jeff Wallenfeldt

Age diversity: 14 - 17 Years

From the abolitionists and civil rights leaders who struggled to safe easy freedoms to the scientists, entertainers, and public servants who've nurtured innovation of their respective fields, African americans have damaged severe boundaries for each American.

This quantity profiles a lot of these individuals-from Frederick Douglass to Oprah Winfrey to Barack Obama-whose efforts and ideas proceed to counterpoint the rules of the nation.

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CHAPTER III. How I gained my Freedom. . . CHAPTER IV. In the Family of Senator Jefferson Davis. . . CHAPTER V. My Introduction to Mrs. Lincoln. . . CHAPTER VI. Willie Lincoln’s Death-bed. . . CHAPTER VII. Washington in 1862-3. . . CHAPTER VIII. Candid Opinions. . . CHAPTER IX. Behind the Scenes. . . CHAPTER X. The Second Inauguration. . . CHAPTER XI. The Assassination of President Lincoln. . . CHAPTER XII. Mrs. Lincoln leaves the White House. . . CHAPTER XIII. The Origin of the Rivalry between Mr.

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