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anticommunism

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — Philosophy.

Communism aims for a situation in which every individual will be free to fulfil his or her potential, and to live on an equal footing with everyone else. But its ...

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Benjamin E. Mays

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — Philosophy.

(1894–1984)

Benjamin Elijah Mays was born on 1 August 1894 (or possibly 1895) near Rambo (now Epworth), South Carolina. He received his BA with honors from Bates College in Maine...

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Charles Spurgeon Johnson

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — Philosophy.

(b. 24 July 1893; d. 27 October 1956),

sociologist, promoter of the Harlem Renaissance, and first black president of Fisk University. Charles Spurgeon Johnson was born in Bristol,...

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Franklin, Benjamin

J. A. Leo Lemay.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy; Literature; Publishing. 13091 words.

Franklin, Benjamin (06 January 1706–17 April 1790), natural philosopher and writer, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, opposite the Congregational Old South Church, where the Reverend...

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Henry M. Turner

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — Philosophy.

(b. 1 February 1834; d. 8 May 1915),

orator, author, civil rights activist, bishop, and advocate of black emigration. Born free to Sarah Greer and Hardy Turner in Newberry, South...

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howard Thurman

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy — United States History.

(b. 18 February 1900; d. 10 April 1981),

mystic, poet, philosopher, preacher, and professor. Thurman was born in poverty in Daytona, Florida. He earned an AB from Morehouse College...

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Jefferson, Thomas

Merrill D. Peterson.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Education; Philosophy. 8849 words.

Jefferson, Thomas (13 April 1743–04 July 1826), philosopher, author of the Declaration of Independence, and president of the United States, was born at Shadwell, in what became Albemarle...

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Petty, Sir William

Toby Barnard.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy. 3708 words.

Petty, Sir William (1623–1687), natural philosopher and administrator in Ireland, was born at Romsey, Hampshire, on 26 May 1623, the third child of Anthony Petty (1587–1654), clothier, and...

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William Whipper

Overview page. Subjects: Philosophy — United States History.

(1804–76)

William Whipper was born on 22 February 1804 in Drumore Township (now Little Britain Township) in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Nance, a female slave,...

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