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By connecting these major historical events, is this a way to bridge the divide between races?

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Many minorities in America do not have the same connection to the Founding Fathers, the Declaration of Independence, and the year 1776 as white people do, especially when speaking of the concepts of liberty and freedom.

They may feel more of an affinity for the Emancipation Proclamation, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, or Martin Luther King, Jr. when thinking of freedom.

Doc Thompson said on the weekend "Morning Blaze" that the way to bridge that divide might be for white people to make more of an effort to celebrate and connect with efforts toward true civil rights. "A lot of us feel the same way," he said, and need to show that to friends of color.

Without the events of 1776, he said, there would not have been an Emancipation Proclamation.

To see more from Doc, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson” weekdays 6–9 a.m. ET, only on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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