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On this day in 1852, abolitionist Frederick Douglass delivered, to a Rochester, New York, audience, a scathing critique of the hypocrisy of celebrating “Independence Day” when millions of men, women and children were enslaved in the American south. “Your high independence only reveals the immeasurable distance between us,” Douglass said, after wondering aloud why he … Continue reading More than BBQs and Mattress Sales