Frederick Douglass: The Meaning of July 4th for the Negro
- Date: Monday, July 03, 2017
- Time: 1:00 pm
- Location: William G. McGowan Theater, Washington, DC
In a July 5, 1852, speech to a group of abolitionists, Frederick Douglass reminded them that for slaves and former slaves, the Declaration of Independence represented the unfulfilled promise of liberty for all. Phil Darius Wallace will give a dramatic reading of excerpts from the speech, followed by a discussion with Nathan Johnson, Supervisory Park Ranger at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, and History Professor Robert S. Levine, author of The Lives of Frederick Douglass.
Presented by the National Archives in partnership with the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site.
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