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"Cousin Jack called me and said, 'Have you seen that mural they got up on the wall? Got Uncle Frederick looking like a hoodlum.'"

Tarence Bailey, a fifth-generation descendant of Frederick Douglass, regarding a 21-foot-tall mural of Douglass in contemporary clothing in Easton, Md. The town has split over the painting, with some residents claiming that it’s humiliating and not representative of Douglass’ historical importance. (NPR — Dec. 21, 2023)


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