Live Free or Die

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Live Free or Die

How does the desire to be free drive human beings to do extraordinary feats of love and courage? When a person’s freedom is abridged or violated, their pursuit of happiness is cut off. Choices then have to be may to secure freedom, a natural right endowed on all life.

Freedom as Marronage by Neil Roberts
Throughout North, South and Central America and the Caribbean, people of African descent accomplished tremendous feats of intellectual, social and military genius in their resolve to be free during the height of the Transatlantic slave trade and slavery. Many became known as Maroons.

The meaning of freedom by Angela Y. Davis  
Angela Davis is so brilliant and captivating in her gifted way of giving expression to the narrative around freedom for oppressed people. She skillfully captures the intersection of race, sex, and class in her writing.
 
Ain't Nothing Like Freedom by Cynthia McKinney  
Almost no one can describe the subtleties in the struggle for freedom in the contemporary landscape better than Cynthia McKinney. Not everyone is comfortable with freedom and it is always hated by some and never without controversy, but always rooted in truth! 
 
Frederick Douglass:prophet of freedom by David W. Blight
The author chronicles the life of someone who epitomizes the omnipotent spirit of freedom. Frederick Douglas rises from the darkest depths of imprisonment to the heights of liberation and eminence.
 
Be free or die: the amazing story of Robert Smalls' escape from slavery to Union hero by Cate Lineberry  
Freedom sometimes requires terrific feats that plunge a person into the unknown. Robert Smalls’ story is so little known, but is so moving and remarkable. His daring prowess secured his freedom and he came back, to the land of bondage to fight to free others.