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Fredrick Douglass: What, to the American Slave, Is Your 4th of July?

Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan @ Democracy Now - “What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July?” asked Frederick Douglass of the crowd gathered at Corinthian Hall in Rochester, N.Y., on July 5, 1852. “I answer,” he continued, “a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which lie is the constant victim. To him, your celebration is a sham.”  Read more.

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