The U.S. celebrates this Independence Day amid calls for systemic reform. In this film, five descendants of Frederick Douglass read excerpts of his speech, "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?"
Recent polls suggest that about 15 million to 26 million people in the U.S. have participated in recent protests.
‘What To The Slave Is The Fourth Of July?’: Descendants Read Frederick Douglass' Speech | NPR (youtube.com)
The U.S. celebrates this Independence Day amid nationwide protests and calls for systemic reforms. In this short film, five young descendants of Frederick Do...
“I’ve developed an aversion to that word normal ... now, I find it noxious”
In July of 1852, Frederick Douglass delivered a speech titled “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?,” a call for the promise of liberty be applied equally to all Americans. Douglass’s speech emphasized that American slavery and American freedom is a shared history and that the actions of ordinary men and women, demanding freedom, transformed our nation.
The William Monroe Trotter Collaborative for Social Justice at Harvard Kennedy School presents "The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro." A reading of porti...
Could I contract the coronavirus while protesting? Yes. But racism is a virus, too
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Mississippi election commissioner's social media comment about Black voters causes uproar (hattiesburgamerican.com)
A Jones County election commissioner is under fire for making a comment about Blacks holding voter registration drives, unlike "people in Mississippi."
We’re finally feeling empowered to speak openly about racism in the newsroom.
Yale has acquired a renowned private collection relating to the abolitionist and orator, including rarely seen family scrapbooks that offer a window onto his complicated private life.
Angela Davis on Abolition, Calls to Defund Police, Toppled Racist Statues & Voting in 2020 Election (democracynow.org)
Amid a worldwide uprising against police brutality and racism, we discuss the historic moment with legendary scholar and activist Angela Davis. She also responds to the destruction and removal of racist monuments in cities across the United States, and the 2020 election.
The writer and activist has the painful, powerful words for this political moment. America just needs to heed them.