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What, to Black Americans, is the 4th of July?- A New Visions CLASSIC From Project 21

The following New Visions Commentary from Project 21 member Stacy Swimp was originally published in July of 2012: On July 5, 1852, the famous black abolitionist Frederick Douglass delivered a stinging indictment of American independence. He did so because it … Continue reading

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“What, to Black Americans, is the 4th of July?”: A 21st Century Perspective of Frederick Douglass’ Message

    Each year, on the 4th of July, many Americans celebrate “Independence Day”. Independence Day. Independence Day dates back to the 18th century and American Revolution War. In June 1776, representatives of the first 13 U.S. colonies declared their … Continue reading

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