Frederick Douglass

Whose Fourth?

The following is excerpted from a speech delivered by Frederick Douglass to the Rochester Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Society on July 5, 1852.

Douglass Speech Is Reminder That Not Everyone Is Free

The words of Frederick Douglass rang out from the Federated Church in Edgartown Tuesday, as readers recited the abolitionist orator’s famous speech.

Frederick Douglass’s Message of Freedom on the Fourth of July

The Federated Church will host a reading of Frederick Douglass’s powerful speech The Meaning of Fourth of July to the Negro.

Frederick Douglass

While upon this subject, it may not be out of place to state that Frederick Douglas, the colored gentleman and orator, will lecture before an “Association of gentlemen,” at the Town Hall on Saturday evening next. We are not advised as to his subject, but suppose from his antecedents, that he will treat mainly upon this subject of slavery in our country.