As colleagues and teachers we are reminded of what brought us to our work, and what keeps us together with mutual respect and shared obligation to our students.
‘What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?’
Frederick Douglass delivered this speech in Rochester, New York, to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
Link to the transcript of the speech
Link to descendants of Frederick Douglass, delivering his 1851 ‘Fourth of July’ Speech in 2020.