Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

 

Reflection on “What to The Slave Is the Fourth of July?”

What to The Slave Is the Fourth of July? is a speech written by Frederick Douglass that expresses his view of Independence Day and what it means for African American slaves. Douglass starts by affirming that he’s an escaped slave which gives the audience a sense of his point of view. He strongly feels that the Fourth of July is nothing but deceitful, hiding the account of slavery and oppression. One may question, why not let go of the past and embrace the present? But Fredrick Douglas wants to live in the present as wellRead More