“The Meaning of July 4th for a Negro” — James Earl Jones Speaks Frederick Douglass’ Immortal Words

By Jay Syrmopoulos Frederick Douglass escaped from slavery to become a leader of the abolitionist movement, a social reformer, a dazzling orator and a statesman. His antislavery writings were a testament to his amazing intellectual capabilities and served as a rallying cry against the tyranny of slavery.
Douglass revealed to a largely ignorant American public that a former slave was in no way inferior to any other man through both his writing and public speaking.
In essence, Douglass was a stark counter-example to the southern argument of slaves’ intellectual inferiority, as his intellectual capacity served to destroy the very notion of racial inferiority to those …read more

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