Frederick Douglass - American, Abolitionist, Former Slave

Government / Politics

COMMUNITY OPINION: This Fourth of July is yours, not mine. You may rejoice, I must mourn.

Celebrating the Fourth of July was hypocritical for Frederick Douglass then as it is today!

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COMMENTARY: Frederick Douglass on the meaning of the Fourth

“This Fourth of July is yours, not mine. You may rejoice, I must mourn”

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Children and Youth

COMMENTARY: After all the hoopla that was the 4th of July, what are we of a different stripe to celebrate?

“… the hallelujahs of a nation’s jubilee, I say it with a sad sense of the disparity between us” - Frederick Douglass