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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Frederick Douglass Ambrotype, 1856Image via Wikipedia

The self-educated Frederick Douglass escaped from slavery and became a great abolitionist.  He was asked to speak on July 5, 1852 to commemorate the Fourth of July.  On that particular day, he could not rejoice when the majority of his race was yet enslaved.  He could only speak out of the ironic nature that he would be selected to speak and the insensitivity of a body who supposedly supported his cause.

Learn more at this most excellent article, Frederick Douglass' 4th of July Speech (1852) by The Black Educator.

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