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Ibram X Kendi: In 1852 Frederick Douglass Gave The Greatest Anti-Slavery Speech Ever Uttered By An American...

On July 5, 1852, Frederick Douglass gave the greatest anti-slavery speech ever uttered by an American: "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July." If you do not have the time to read it all, here's an abridged version I produced at The Guardian.

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Comment by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on July 30, 2018 at 12:17pm

On the Fourth of July, 1852, America celebrated its freedom, as it does every Independence Day. Frederick Douglass, America’s most famous anti-slavery activist and fugitive slave, saw no ground to celebrate: he saw the octopus arms of slavery stretched everywhere, exposing the hollowness of America’s freedom values.

That holiday, he delivered the greatest anti-slavery speech in American history. Its relevance endures today. Not least since the racism that made slavery endures. And the contradiction of America’s just ideals and unjust realities endures, too.

On this, the bicentennial year of Douglass’s birth, the Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives and American University’s Antiracist Research and Policy Center are honoring 200 Americans whose work best reflects his legacy. We unveiled the first 10 members of the “FD200” today, on the 166th anniversary of Douglass’s speech.

In Douglass’s honor, we’d like to share an abridged version of his speech – now considered one of the greatest in US history.

– Ibram Kendi

Comment by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on July 30, 2018 at 12:18pm

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