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I still can't resist rooting for the Detroit Tigers. Historian of slavery, Civil War era, author of Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom. Teacher.

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To world: please stop taking "news" from Facebook. https://t.co/UbbKBWzYROMy last plea to my fellow American citizens. Save our republic! Right wing authoritarianism like slaveholding belon… https://t.co/RQGEWeaV4l
Retweeted by David W. BlightThis brought me joy this morning. I hope it brings it to you too. Vote! For our children. https://t.co/EUC7uAMC5J
Retweeted by David W. Blight @history_teach27 @amplifierart Bravo Lisa and to these kids.If DT somehow pulls out a narrow electoral college win through FL, NC and PA, losing the popular vote by millions,… https://t.co/rBcAKilpbDJust because HS students can't VOTE doesn't mean they don't have a VOICE. This PSA by gifted 16yo, is powerful and… https://t.co/NMq1ino2ne
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10/29
2020
Frederick Douglass was a Republican... in another century. He fought every semblance of voter suppression; he favor… https://t.co/HPScjV8wMXBarrett's entry on the Court is not merely a problem of the hypocritical process. It is because she will help try… https://t.co/1QTqCKwD86The Court question should be disentangled into at least 2 questions: 1) What is the right size for a Supreme Court?… https://t.co/D6sh2Iy7r1
Retweeted by David W. BlightA vote for Barrett is a vote to strip health care from millions. To turn back the clock on reproductive rights. To… https://t.co/3EwfVviS10
Retweeted by David W. BlightNice-said Lisa! https://t.co/EIjUOHnDOmNot (yet) probable but achievable https://t.co/HgzDnAcxge
Retweeted by David W. BlightBless you Senator Murphy! You are a giant of real democracy. https://t.co/C5vFrIvlqN*Katrina: A History, 1915–2015* is a @PublishersWkly nonfiction best book of the year! https://t.co/f82JgIIpvD
Retweeted by David W. BlightI don't think so Adam. The Electoral College is a ridiculous institution now, always has been, always will be. De… https://t.co/MXUo7KmC0b
10/26
2020
@JohnFabianWitt @yalepress Congratulations John!!First copy of AMERICAN CONTAGIONS has arrived! @yalepress https://t.co/Ft0UsU7C8f https://t.co/286W3ioWtD
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10/25
2020
For certain sure. We have to make government work for people and create a better life for Americans as well as the… https://t.co/SjPzsZZCks
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10/23
2020
Obama let years of private thoughts on fake 45 flow out eloquently. 45% still support 45. Our national shame. But… https://t.co/pWyyeVmewIDems on the Senate Judiciary Committee: bravo! Civil disobedience within the Senate, rare but important. This is Re… https://t.co/Px7cZw8b8PImagine holding all this in for 3.5 years and then getting to say it out loud finally. Right on, Mr. President. https://t.co/cHZo5t6aPy
Retweeted by David W. BlightTrump is not running for a second term. He is running to give this show his idea of a good ending - a dramatic blo… https://t.co/RdHEEfAh63Hope to God you are right. Even a 10% increase in youth vote would win this thing nationally and in some states. https://t.co/Eup17wb9nY
Retweeted by David W. Blight @Evan_Rosenfeld @JoyceWhiteVance But they don't want government to function properly.
Retweeted by David W. BlightMy god. Get this moral abomination of a human being out of the Oval Office. He orphaned 545 kids just for kicks. Si… https://t.co/lAP3cZjcNk
Retweeted by David W. BlightDon't let your inability to do everything undermine your determination to do something. Progress starts with a single step forward.
Retweeted by David W. BlightGreat to be back in Philly today. I'm fired up and ready to go! https://t.co/6r3W4EyeFU
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10/22
2020
Read Tim Snyder. Urgent. https://t.co/UgfM1BgYpJY'ALL👉🏾👉🏾👉🏾 New poll shows Jaime Harrison up by two percent https://t.co/rqctvdOK8B
Retweeted by David W. BlightYou are the man Manuel. My honor. https://t.co/724yUy0WJxMy next book talk in 10 days will be among people who are like family to me, at the @YaleGLC. This time I will have… https://t.co/RNavuAmkFv
Retweeted by David W. BlightHope to God you are right. Even a 10% increase in youth vote would win this thing nationally and in some states. https://t.co/Eup17wb9nYBig win for voting rights: Supreme Court says Pennsylvania ballots will count if received by Friday after Election… https://t.co/DIFyRAJmcC
Retweeted by David W. Blight“After Reconstruction, Black Women Found Opportunity for Revolt in Church.” ⁦@lithub⁩ https://t.co/RBU2vDgjtZ
Retweeted by David W. BlightSojourner Truth, 1864 in Randolph Linsly Simpson African-American Collection https://t.co/sR2lsXFhm7 https://t.co/EIDePvWKlL
Retweeted by David W. BlightThe @SchomburgCenter will be screening a wonderful documentary on the groundbreaking PBS Black Arts television seri… https://t.co/TAh5g8sMrG
Retweeted by David W. BlightSaturday's dedication of the William Lanson statue in New Haven. https://t.co/52UDGH0czv
Retweeted by David W. BlightOoooh, copy edits are in! 🤓☺️📖 https://t.co/qI0SWsoMvK
Retweeted by David W. BlightA dapper man on that wall. Fierce eyes. Congratulations to the artist and to the team that brought it about in Ed… https://t.co/kEZiIehF7YThis is awesome, and I was so proud to have had a hand in planning the events around the mounting of Douglass's com… https://t.co/MvnIbaHMGG
Retweeted by David W. BlightSketched portraits of the Amistad captives as they awaited trial in New Haven. https://t.co/vfQPIZSDLl
Retweeted by David W. BlightCongratulations to @KeilaGrinberg, author of A BLACK JURIST IN A SLAVE SOCIETY (trans. Kristin McGuire) and Sophie… https://t.co/w7RDTtcvvm
Retweeted by David W. BlightAmazing News! @ABWHTruth members Dr. @kcarterjackson and Dr. Stephanie Jones-Rogers are finalists for the 2020… https://t.co/TEglTh6Jmh
Retweeted by David W. BlightThis may be the best thing I’ve ever seen. https://t.co/1TI6qt61x1
Retweeted by David W. BlightBook now for next Wednesday's online talk about Douglass in Dundee for the @AbertayHS: https://t.co/xRQG2kq47z
Retweeted by David W. BlightHere is my latest piece on election, NY Review of Books symposium of election. https://t.co/rQR7VWdTr0
Retweeted by David W. Blight🚨🚨🚨🚨 BIG EVENT 🚨🚨🚨🚨 Dr. Deirdre Cooper-Owens, Dr. @smfett, and Dr. @StefanieHuntKe1! @librarycompanyhttps://t.co/j0KHsm8kPM
Retweeted by David W. BlightYale University Latin American History Speaker Series Stuart M. McManus on "1619: The Latin American and Global Or… https://t.co/zvbq950oDf
Retweeted by David W. BlightFellowships | The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition https://t.co/eJqOy2O3TZ
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10/20
2020
Pomona College has a 2-year #postdoc in any field in the arts, humanities or social sciences whose research engages… https://t.co/V0lG0Tuil9
Retweeted by David W. BlightHere is my latest piece on election, NY Review of Books symposium of election. https://t.co/rQR7VWdTr0
10/18
2020
“Any Negro with a new suit and five dollars in his pocket can be considered a Black leader.” - Langston Hughes
Retweeted by David W. BlightI thought I was the only person in the world interested in the Blyew case and then @jbouie goes ahead and puts it i… https://t.co/eEruIFbPPY
Retweeted by David W. BlightA demagogue can win an election & become president. He can hold the base. But if checked and constrained by Republi… https://t.co/tNq450XZUV
Retweeted by David W. BlightPeople always talk about the sap who brings a knife to a gunfight but theyr’e not nearly as bad off as the mark who… https://t.co/D6kb32Cn3r
Retweeted by David W. BlightHa! If only Scott Walker had any credibility on "fairness." Is this really self-mockery by people who are losing? https://t.co/DkwkXW5zURPerdue, DT, and many other Republican enablers, too many to mention, are like 8th grade boys calling people names,… https://t.co/6sYzyM7ozdDesperate, sophomoric and asinine. Georgia’s absentee Senator proves he’s ready for retirement. https://t.co/3hH7GK6VA9
Retweeted by David W. BlightThese Profiles in Cowardice (Mitt Romney and the late John McCain excepted) should be remembered for enabling the T… https://t.co/SlsbgtLIyQ
Retweeted by David W. BlightThey're part of the 50% of White women in Pennsylvania who exit polls showed helped Trump flip the state in 2016.… https://t.co/m10FRe9c50
Retweeted by David W. BlightTrump, or the Last Stand of White America https://t.co/Se4jpayUdn
Retweeted by David W. BlightTrump thinks he may have to leave the country? The lucky fate of many previous dictators. Several thousand ex-Conf… https://t.co/oRyUAaoEVQWhile 8 million Americans have fallen into poverty, Amy Barrett can't manage "firm views" on some basic and humane… https://t.co/jWrLxAkIC0Thank you Ro Khanna! A brilliant congressman. Hope you run for senate and replace Diane Feinstein. Keep fighting.… https://t.co/QYjLNPy3IW2.3 million Americans lost their health coverage during Trump's first three years in office. 12 million more have… https://t.co/hPy0lt5jbt
Retweeted by David W. BlightDavid Perdue’s new best friend will be George Allen. They can commiserate as disgraced former politicians and invok… https://t.co/gu02GLnNuQ
Retweeted by David W. BlightI watched my brother’s addictions take a brutal toll on my Dad. It aged him physically and spiritually. The idea th… https://t.co/pjrUgnYHTO
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10/17
2020
🚨Breaking: North Carolina state court REJECTS Republican effort to rewrite the absentee ballot rules to allow them… https://t.co/I0HJNbrsdj
Retweeted by David W. BlightYou spoke for many of us Ariela! Thanks. https://t.co/SjKvyGiOL1No to the pre-Zoom Zoom! Just no. My saying yes to come speak to your group in 3 weeks doesn’t mean I have time in… https://t.co/ImOlDj8xZg
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10/16
2020
In 1840, only a year and a half after his escape from slavery, at age 21, Frederick Douglass registered to vote in… https://t.co/Y5TSFfMAQVWhat are we voting for? One party and candidates that drag us backward in time, into the 20th and 19th centuries of… https://t.co/ssHZj4TlCmI’ll know we have a rational, humane country when there’s federal funding for, say, @lostbayouramble to save lives… https://t.co/ujrd2RLOO9
Retweeted by David W. BlightWhat are we voting for? Modernity. Equality. Education rooted in research, science, open-minded knowledge. Learnin… https://t.co/NppqIcNAkyRead this folks. A great historian. This is deep history we so need. Read and wish the larger public, the sheep… https://t.co/DYwxOe11kTFor 2 centuries, American courts affirmed state governments' power to respond in epidemics – but today? Some histor… https://t.co/MJy65vBGhs
Retweeted by David W. BlightBravo Andy. Barrett toes the line to protect fossil fuels, the Koch brothers network, and the Federalist Society c… https://t.co/F2OrMQ1cdJTurn your attention from Amy Coney Barrett’s idiotic comment — obviously climate change is real and a threat — and… https://t.co/CV530bsrGq
Retweeted by David W. BlightWay to go Griffin! https://t.co/6SqMkoh1z1I'm having flashbacks to 2000, the first year I wrote for The Times. During that campaign, Bush's key policy claims… https://t.co/YMecA8XgyN
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10/15
2020
1/ Thanks to @HenryLouisGates and Marial Iglesias Utset for their guidance on my essay out today in @sciam Check i… https://t.co/1RtSqpjLKN
Retweeted by David W. BlightWay to go Griffin! Wa hoo! You are irrepressible. https://t.co/6SqMknZqHtI worked in the Congo in election run by UN and it was much easier to vote. https://t.co/8vm1flDDb1
Retweeted by David W. Blight3 Trump judges on 5th circuit uphold Greg Abbott’s voter suppression plan limiting mail ballot dropoff boxes to 1 p… https://t.co/oUqkytqevr
Retweeted by David W. BlightJed: So well said. John Roberts day of infamy. It is the silent poison in our democrach. https://t.co/ctgbkcUlndIt's not easy to design a voting system that creates 11 hour lines. Nobody else in the developed world has managed… https://t.co/m2IBLFMA7N
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10/13
2020
Every day the news brings stories that chillingly connect this election and this play. Join us October 18 at 7 p.m.… https://t.co/eM8hgbuX9h
Retweeted by David W. BlightIf I were an eighth grade civics teacher, I would not let Ben Sasse anywhere within a mile of my class.
Retweeted by David W. BlightAmy Coney Barrett shouldn't be confirmed through an illegitimate, bad-faith process. Amy Coney Barrett shouldn't b… https://t.co/SggbIC0tyS
Retweeted by David W. BlightYes. Praise for Gov. Whitmer. But we don't vote as individuals. We vote as parts of groups, of multiple interest… https://t.co/wIKqInjfQSI hope Dems will just give Barrett a multiple choice question. Which parts of modernity does she dislike most: femi… https://t.co/iDg3t7DGw7I hope Dems will ask Barrett what she thinks of Taney's originalism in the Dred Scott case of 1857. Or, if she opp… https://t.co/pFifOW9UgFMedia: Please stop covering whether Biden will pack the court. The real story is Republican voter suppression. Ju… https://t.co/CnQ4hWGw9f🗳️I know its late on a Sunday night, but we just won another voting rights lawsuit. Stand by while we process....
Retweeted by David W. BlightA beautiful series of tributes for a much-loved Randall Kenan https://t.co/txStOmyoKh
Retweeted by David W. BlightRaise your hand and retweet if you have a personal stake in this election. ✋🏼✋🏼✋🏼
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10/12
2020
Early in my career I had a student come late to class “sorry I was late” “My mom died this morning..I didn’t know… https://t.co/q5JuxeMdHL
Retweeted by David W. Blight"All men are created equal” was placed in the Declaration... for future use... meant... to be, (and) thank God, it… https://t.co/TQn3rYAL7aDang. This IS really good. And oddly moving. https://t.co/b9s1AG1ryv
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10/11
2020
We need term limits for Supreme Court justices. Pass it on.
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10/10
2020

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