"What to the Slave is 4th of July?": James Earl Jones Reads Frederick Douglass ' s Historic Speech

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Ina Fourth of July vacation unique, we start with words of FrederickDouglass Born right into enslavement around 1818, Douglass came to be a vital leader of the activist activity. On July 5, 1852, in Rochester, New York, he provided among his most well-known speeches, “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro.” He was dealing with the Rochester Ladies AntislaverySociety This is star James Earl Jones checking out the speech throughout an efficiency of chronicler Howard Zinn’s well-known publication, “Voices of a People’s History of the United States.” He was presented by Zinn.

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