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Frederick Douglass - What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?

Time: Monday Jul 5, 1852

Place: Rochester, New York, U.S.

Details: On July 5, 1852, Douglass delivered an address to the ladies of the Rochester Anti-Slavery Sewing Society. This speech eventually became known as "What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?"; one biographer called it "perhaps the greatest antislavery oration ever given".



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