On July 5, 1852 Frederick Douglass delivered this speech in Rochester, NY.
The speech “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July" is one of Douglass’ most iconic and thought-provoking presentations and remains a source of critical conversation in our country today.
This video of excerpts of the speech was recorded at the Frederick Douglass Circle in New York City. We invite you to listen, reflect and take action in your communities.
The Board of Directors of the Episcopal Urban Caucus
July 7, 2020
*A transcript of the entire speech may be found at: https://rbscp.lib.rochester.edu/2945