‘What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?’: Why Frederick Douglass’ 1852 speech still resonates

Jason Sole, a professor at Hamline University and co-founder of the Humanize My Hoodie movement, urged attendees of last month’s Humanize My Hoodie art exhibit in Brooklyn Center to read Douglass’ speech, drawing parallels to Ava Duvernay’s crucial Netflix series “When They See Us” and other galvanizing moments in African-American history.

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