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Danielle Allen Is Recipient of 2020 Kluge Prize

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Free to Use and Reuse: Independence Day

American Independence Day, also known as the Fourth of July, became a federal holiday in 1870. This selection of rights-free pictures can be used to reflect on how the holiday has traditionally been celebrated and also to discuss the complex history and symbols surrounding American Independence.

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