What to the slave is your Fourth of July?

Frederick Douglass

The Fourth of July is America’s Independence Day, one of the most important dates in the nation’s calendar. It is a day when myth and hypocrisy collide.

In 1852 Frederick Douglass, the self educated former slave and towering champion of the country’s abolitionist movement, was invited to deliver the keynote address at an event organised by a local anti-slavery society. The speech he…

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John Wight

John Wight

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