What to the slave is the Fourth of July?

BY: - July 3, 2020

Editor’s note: Below are some excerpts from a speech on the meaning of the Fourth of July delivered by Frederick Douglass in Rochester, New York, July 5, 1852. Douglass (c. 1818-1895) was an abolitionist, journalist, orator and diplomat. …Fellow-citizens, pardon me, allow me to ask, why am I called upon to speak here to-day? What […]