152 Years Ago Today, Frederick Douglass Delivered an Historic Speech on the Meaning of the 4th of July

152 Years Ago Today, Frederick Douglass Delivered an Historic Speech on the Meaning of the 4th of July.

“…I am not included within the pale of this glorious anniversary! Your high independence only reveals the immeasurable distance between us. The rich inheritance of justice, liberty, prosperity, and independence bequeathed by your fathers is shared by you, not by me. The sunlight that brought light and healing to you has brought stripes and death to me. This Fourth of July is yours, not mine. You may rejoice, I must mourn…”

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