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Day: February 7, 2020

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February 7, 2020

Thanks to Alissa Simon, HMU Tutor, for today’s post.

“If this war is to be forgotten, I ask in the name of all/ things sacred what shall men remember?”

~ Frederick Douglass

Since Natasha Trethewey chose this quote to introduce her poem “Native Guard,” I also begin with it. As the centerpiece of a book about remembering, memory, and records, this quote provides an important frame.

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