Heroes and Villains

How Jourdon Anderson Understood Justice

Exploring the virtue of justice, defined as standing for equally applied rules and making sure everyone obeys them. The lesson looks at the life of Jourdon Anderson, an escaped slave who wrote a letter to his former master in 1865. The lesson explores two central questions: How can I seek justice on behalf of another person? On behalf of myself?

Founding Principles

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Civic Virtue

A set of actions and habits necessary for the safe, effective, and mutually beneficial participation in a society.

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Every individual is equal to every other person in regards to natural rights and treatment before the law.

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Private Virtue

The idea that only a knowledgeable and virtuous citizenry can sustain liberty.

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