Fredrick Douglass’ Historical Fourth of July Speech #4thOfJuly #4thOfJulyArchives
On July 5 1852, Fredrick Douglass delivered the speech What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July? in Rochester, New York. The video above, from YouTube user Jay Fedigan was recorded in Boston in 2013:
Frederick Douglass’ 4th of July speech from 1852 was read at the Boston Common in front of the Mass State House and the Shaw-MA 54th Memorial on July 2, 2013. Governor Patrick and former US Senator William “Mo” Cowan are among the readers.
Take a look at MassHumanities.org to see if the speech will be read anywhere near you in Massachusetts this month.
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