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Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass (c. 1818-1895) was an abolitionist, journalist, orator and diplomat.

Frederick Douglass: What to the slave is the Fourth of July?

By: - July 4, 2021

Editor’s note: In February 2017, while marking African American History Month, former President Donald Trump praised Frederick Douglass as “an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more.” Below are some excerpts from a speech on the meaning of the Fourth of July delivered by Douglass in Rochester, […]