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This student essay consists of approximately 5 pages of analysis of Frederick Douglass's "Fourth of July" Speech.
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Frederick Douglass's "Fourth of July" Speech

Summary: A biography of Frederick Douglass and an analysis of his "Fourth of July Oration" in 1852, which showed Douglass's commitment to individual rights for blacks. In the speech, Douglass praised America's accomplishments, but said it is an injustice that not all Americans receive its blessings. For slaves, July 4 represents the injustices they endure.
Frederick Douglass Essay

Frederick Douglass was born on 1817 and died in 1895. He was born Frederick Bailey but he the changed it to Douglass when he moved to New Bedford, Massachusetts. Douglass was born a slave, but escaped to New York in 1838 where he learned to read and write which lead to his career as an activist for black equality. Frederick Douglass thus began publishing the North Star which became a leading abolitionist journal. Douglass was a passionate spokesperson for black rights and the "Fourth of July Oration" was a good example of Frederick Douglass's commitment to individual rights for blacks. Frederick Douglass' Fourth of July oration was a very moving and eye-opening speech. The audience that I think he is speaking to is very revealing about who the people in the crowd are. In reading this speech I feel that the majority of the...

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