Slavery and American Independence

The National Archives hosted a dramatic reading of an 1852 speech by former slave and abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass on the meaning of American independence to slaves, sometimes called, “What to a Slave is the Fourth of July?”

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  • Nathan Johnson Supervisory Park Ranger Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
  • Robert Levine Professor University of Maryland, College Park->English Department
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Slavery and American Independence

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Program ID:
430772-2
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 04, 2017 | 6:51pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Aug 26, 2017 | 12:50pm EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Jul 04, 2017 | 6:51pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 20, 2017 | 8:45pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 21, 2017 | 12:45am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 26, 2017 | 12:50pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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