Black Education / Schools : The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro, by Frederick Douglas

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  1. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    In the Spirit of Sankofa,



    ... The speech is very long, indeed ...


    The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro, by Frederick Douglas



    A speech given at Rochester, New York, July 5, 1852



    Mr. President, Friends and Fellow Citizens:

    He who could address this audience without a quailing sensation, has stronger nerves than I have. I do not remember ever to have appeared as a speaker before any assembly more shrinkingly, nor with greater distrust of my ability, than I do this day. A feeling has crept over me quite unfavorable to the exercise of my limited powers of speech. The task before me is one which requires much previous thought and study for its proper performance. I know that apologies of this sort are generally considered flat and unmeaning. I trust, however, that mine will not be so considered. Should I seem at ease, my appearance would much misrepresent me. The little experience I have had in addressing public meetings, in country school houses, avails me nothing on the present occasion.



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    click to see speech in full:
    http://www.historyisaweapon.com/defcon1/douglassjuly4.html



     
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    Thanks for posting this brutha Clyde...:toast:


    This is the speech I had in mind when I created my thread. I urge all to read/see the video of the speech.:cool:

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    Not a problem bro. Enki, no, not at all ... yvw.


     
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