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This is the published text of a speech delivered by Frederick Douglass in 1852. The work is best known as "What to the slave is July 4th?"
This version is based on the original American edition, published in Rochester by Lee, Mann, and Co.
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Background image: Chapman, F. A. "The day we celebrate." 1876. Engraved by John C. McRae. Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2013645313/
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