Jul. 5, 2019

July 5, 1852 not July 4, 1852

Did you know that Frederick Douglass's famous speech "What To The Slave Is The Fourth Of July" was actually given on July 5, 1852, and July 4, 1852? Well, that is actually a true statement today is the 167th anniversary of the momentous speech. The speech was given to a majority white audience at Corinthian Hall in Rochester, New York. This powerful speech that emboldened northern abolitionists to truly start the ultimately successful fight that ended slavery in both of this nation's southern and border states by 1865. Frederick Douglass became one of the most committed man this nation ever produced in fighting the fight for human justice and equality.