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S. Brent Rodriguez Plate, is a writer, public speaker, editor and part-time college professor at Hamilton College, N.Y. His recent books include A History of Religion in 5 1/2 Objects and Religion and Film: Cinema and the Re-Creation of the World (www.sbrentplate.net).

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S. Brent Rodriguez Plate
The story of Austin Steward, a former slave who fought against slavery in northwest New York