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Sunday, July 5, 2015

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Area students receive hands-on history lesson during Youth Tour

Annelise Kyle, of Jeffersonton, was one of seven area students who got an opportunity to tour Capitol Hill and meet with U.S. Reps. Robert Wittman, R-Westmoreland and Barbara Comstock, R-McLean during the annual Rappahannock Electric Cooperative Youth Tour in Washington, D.C. last month.

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PERSPECTIVE: Independence wasn't won only by whites

There are aspects of the American Revolution that are neither well known nor appreciated. To be sure, the signers of the Declaration of Independence were brave and great men, as ex-slave, abolitionist and fiery orator Frederick Douglass acknowledged in his July 5, 1852, speech in Rochester, N.Y. But Douglass, noting slavery's continued existence 76 years after the first Independence Day, advised the crowd: "This Fourth of July is yours, not mine."

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