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Frederick Douglass

What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?

Monday Jul 05, 1852
Rochester, New York, U.S.

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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