“What To The American Slave, Is Your 4th of July?”

An example of speaking truth to power. In honor of Frederick and so many others, and in acknowledgement of all that is left still to do, I share this excerpt from Frederick Douglas’ speech from July 5, 1852.

Full Transcript: “What To The Slave, Is Your 4th of July?”


From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins-Jones, MSW, LLMSW



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I'm a Social Justice Educator and Aspiring Humanitarian who is interested in conflict resolution, improving intergroup relations, and building more equitable and inclusive communities. "Notes from an Aspiring Humanitarian" is my blog, where I write about issues of diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice. By exploring social identities through written word, film & video, and other forms of media, I hope to continue to expand and enrich conversations about social issues that face our society, and to find ways to take social action while encouraging others to do so as well in their own ways.

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