Frederick Douglass

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


What to the slave is the Fourth of July?

By: - July 4, 2022

Editor’s note: Below are some excerpts from a speech on the meaning of the Fourth of July delivered by Frederick Douglass in Rochester, New York, July 5, 1852.  …Fellow-citizens, pardon me, allow me to ask, why am I called upon to speak here to-day? What have I, or those I represent, to do with your […]