H. Tubman, F. Douglass, S. Claus?

Okay, what the hell is Santa doing on this very exclusive short list of great African American heroes?  I’m sure he’s a wonderful guy and everything, and clearly he’s got special powers if he can deliver presents to every Christian child in the world over the course of one night (a night, mind you, that is often littered with icy roads, frozen rooftops, and unforgiving weather).  I’d never deny that.  But he just seems strikingly out of place next to the likes of Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass.

OH SNAP… maybe Santa is a civil rights activist during the other 364 days of the year!  (And the other 365 days on a leap year.)  I think I’m onto something…


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