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National Perspective

In 1800s, a rights icon on the bench

By Peter S. Canellos
Globe Staff / February 17, 2009

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DANVILLE, Ky. - One of the nation's greatest civil rights advocates was born here in 1833, beside the old Salt River, in a house made of thousands of pieces of limestone. Two hills away, across a rolling field of bluegrass, were smaller stone dwellings for his family's slaves. (Full article: 772 words)

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