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What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July? I answer; a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. To him, your celebration is a sham.  - Frederick Douglass
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Earliest reference found in: "Young Children, Volume 53" (1964), p. 375. Probably apocryphal.

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Born: February 14, 1817

Died: February 20, 1895 (aged 78)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Author, abolitionist, editor, diplomat

Bio: Frederick Douglass was an American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman. After escaping from slavery, he became a leader of the abolitionist movement, gaining note for his dazzling oratory and incisive antislavery writing. He stood as a living counter-example to slaveholders' arguments that slaves did not have the intellectual capacity to function as independent American citizens.

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