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
    The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro by Frederick Douglass
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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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    A 165-year-old reminder of the promise of July 4

    LET US take a break, at least for a few minutes, from the palace intrigues and temper tantrums at the White House to revisit a time when the country faced crises a great deal more ominous. The year was 1852, and the Fourth of July speaker was Frederick Douglass ...

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opin..._term=.cf57b0ac4814&wpisrc=nl_opinions&wpmm=1

    Opinion | A 165-year-old reminder of the promise of July 4

    Take a break from the palace intrigues at the White House to remember the words of Frederick Douglass.
    washingtonpost.com


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    American flags in Batavia, Ill., on June 27. (Jim Young/Bloomberg)



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    July Fourth holiday brings mixed feelings for Minorities

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — As many in the United States celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, some minorities have mixed feelings about the revelry of fireworks and parades in an atmosphere of tension on several fronts.

    How do you celebrate during what some people of color consider troubling times? ...


    https://www.yahoo.com/news/fourth-j...-194055453.html?.tsrc=daily_mail&uh_test=1_12

    July Fourth holiday brings mixed feelings for minorities

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — As many in the United States celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, some minorities have mixed feelings about the revelry of fireworks and parades in an atmosphere of tension on several fronts.
    yahoo.com


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    FILE- In this June 28, 2017, file photo, protesters holds signs as they gather for a demonstration on the University of Cincinnati campus demanding that a white former police officer be tried a third time in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black motorist in Cincinnati. As cities and towns host July 4th parades and fireworks shows, some minority residents are expressing mixed feelings about the holiday used to reaffirm the country's founding based on equality and civil liberties. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)



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    Associated PressJuly 2, 2017

     
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    Revisit James Earl Jones’ powerful delivery of Frederick Douglass’ ‘The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro’



    In recognition of today’s holiday, Democracy Now has reposted the video to revisit on this July Fourth.

    Video ... 7:52
    https://publish.dvlabs.com/democracynow/360/dn2017-0704.mp4?start=101.0&end=455.0


    Check out the video above for Jones’ reading of the speech, which is an essential piece of history for all who celebrate this holiday — and the perfect introduction for those who may not be aware of who Frederick Douglass is.


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    SMITH COLLECTION/GADO/GETTY IMAGES

    http://ew.com/news/2017/07/04/james-earl-jones-frederick-douglass-july-fourth-for-the-negro-speech/

    Revisiting James Earl Jones’ Reading of Frederick Douglass’ ‘The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro’

    The 19th-century writer and statesman attracted attention earlier this year after getting a shoutout from President Trump
    ew.com



    MARY SOLLOSI@MISSOLLOSI
    POSTED ON JULY 4, 2017 AT 7:59PM EDT

     
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