INDEPENDENCE DAY: The meaning of July Fourth for the Negro, by Frederick Douglass, 1852

"Fellow-citizens, above your national, tumultuous joy, I hear the mournful wail of millions! whose chains, heavy and grievous yesterday, are, to-day, rendered more intolerable by the jubilee shouts that reach them. If I do forget, if I do not faithfully remember those bleeding children of sorrow this day, 'may my right hand forget her cunning, … Continue reading INDEPENDENCE DAY: The meaning of July Fourth for the Negro, by Frederick Douglass, 1852