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Questions Reading - Where was he speaking to whom was he speaking who asked him to speak and what was the reasoning for asking him to speak 2 On

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Alea Roach 10-3-04 TA Stephanie Farrar Discussion Questions on “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro” by Fredrick Douglas 1) The fact that Fredrick Douglas was asked to speak at a Fourth of July celebration is ironic because slavery still existed in the United States, and he himself was an ex-slave. Even Fredrick Douglas himself, on page 22, wonders “…why am I called upon to speak here to-day? What have I, or those I represent, to do with your national independence?” What were the circumstances under which he was asked to speak?
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Unformatted text preview: Where was he speaking, to whom was he speaking, who asked him to speak, and what was the reasoning for asking him to speak? 2) On page 21, Douglas states, “The point from which I am compelled to view them [the founding fathers] is not, certainly, the most favorable; and yet I cannot contemplate their great deeds with less that admiration.” Douglas then goes on to praise the founding fathers for their beliefs, actions, and ideals. Why then, in the previous statement which I quoted, does he not view them favorably?...
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