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"Frederick Douglass' 5th of July Speech" by Thomas Bennett 

July 1,2012 
Bennett talks about the speak that Douglass gave 160 years ago the former slave Frederick Douglass was asked to give a speech on the 4th of July. Douglass refused to speak on the July 4th, but did deliver a powerful speech the day after Independence Day. He asked the audience "What to the Slave is the 4th of July?" "What have I, or those I represent, have to do with your national independence? Are the great principles of political freedom and of natural justice, embodied in that Declaration of Independence, extended to us?"...
filmed by PAC99, Oneida, NY 

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