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Op-ed column

Black History Month reminder of vital need for education

Sunday, February 10, 2013
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Op-ed column

Thanks to noted African-American scholar Carter G. Woodson, the nation celebrates Black History Month in February as a tribute to the birthdays this month of President Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. Douglass valued a good education. It’s essential today, too. But it’s largely lost in our media culture of Facebook, cellphones, big-screen TVs and texting, where grammar and spelling don’t matter....

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