Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass

About Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) escaped from slavery in 1838, and in the years following became a leader in the American abolitionist movement. He wrote three autobiographies and founded an antislavery newspaper, The North Star.

“What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?”

By |2019-07-22T15:54:26-06:00July 19th, 2019|Categories: American Republic, Declaration of Independence, History, Slavery|

This is the 4th of July. It is the birthday of your National Independence, and of your political freedom. This, to you, is what the Passover was to the emancipated people of God. Fellow-citizens, pardon me, allow me to ask, why am I called upon to speak here to-day? What, to the American slave, [...]