With democracy under siege, Frederick Douglass' Fourth of July speech remains timely

Rev. Al Sharpton talks about the meaning of American Independence Day. Frederick Douglass gave his well-known speech entitled, "What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July" on Independence Day in 1852. Douglass forced his audience to own the inherent hypocrisy of their celebration, reminding them of enslaved African Americans.

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