Frederick Douglass: From Slave to Statesman

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Frederick Douglass: From Slave to Statesman


Web Page Blurb: "Frederick Douglass was born into slavery, but through his own heroic efforts became one of the most influential advocates for freedom in American history. His journey, a tale both agonizing and inspiring, should be known by everyone. Timothy Sandefur, author of 'Frederick Douglass: Self-Made Man,' guides us through Douglass’ amazing life."
 

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"The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro" by Frederick Douglass, July 4, 1852

EXCERPT: Fellow Citizens, I am not wanting in respect for the fathers of this republic. The signers of the Declaration of Independence were brave men. They were great men, too — great enough to give frame to a great age. It does not often happen to a nation to raise, at one time, such a number of truly great men. The point from which I am compelled to view them is not, certainly, the most favorable; and yet I cannot contemplate their great deeds with less than admiration. They were statesmen, patriots and heroes, and for the good they did, and the principles they contended for, I will unite with you to honor their memory....
 
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