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Findon 1 Eric Findon Yoon American Literature 11 19 October 2018 Frederick Douglass in his speech, “From What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?” argues the indignity of slavery and irony in African Americans celebrating the Fourth of July. Douglass supports his argument by describing the holiday as “The blessings in which you this day rejoice
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Unformatted text preview: are not enjoyed in common.” The purpose of his speech is to explain why African Americans don’t feel the need to participate in the Fourth of July in order to gain emancipation for them and create racial equality. He describes the hypocrisy of the white people to make them aware of what such inequality is still going on....
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