What to the slave is the fourth of july?

What to the Slave is the Fourth of July Danny Glover?

Frederick Douglass: “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro” ( July 5, 1852) “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro,” a speech given by Frederick Douglass in Rochester, New York on July 5, 1852, is read by Danny Glover . In this famous speech, Douglass says: “What, to the American slave , is your 4th of July ?

What to the Slave is the Fourth of July speech full text?

— The rich inheritance of justice, liberty, prosperity and independence, bequeathed by your fathers, is shared by you, not by me. The sunlight that brought life and healing to you, has brought stripes and death to me. This Fourth [of] July is yours, not mine.

What to the Slave is the Fourth of July audience?

” What to the slave is the Fourth of July ?” posed Frederick Douglass to a gathering of 500-600 abolitionists in Rochester, N.Y., in 1852. Admission to the speech was 12 cents, and the crowd at the Rochester Ladies’ Anti- Slavery Society was enthusiastic, voting unanimously to endorse the speech at its end.

What is the Fourth of July to a Negro?

Foner has called “probably the most moving passage in all of Douglass’ speeches.” What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July ? I answer; a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim.

What celebrates July 4th?

Learn five facts about the Fourth of July holiday. Independence Day , also called Fourth of July or July 4th, in the United States, the annual celebration of nationhood. It commemorates the passage of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776.

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