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5 thoughts on “Should This Frederick Douglass Speech About America’s Independence Still Apply?

  1. Dee Butler says:

    It is as defining of the the American character now as it was then….

  2. Allen Thomas says:

    No. Absolutely not. Let's rewrite history so we can make Lincoln a Democrat and make the Democrats the abolitionists and the Republicans the party of the Klan so that history fits into the progressive narrative.

  3. Carlos Clay says:

    You damn right, it was not one Black person in the room when America Sign that Declaration of Independence. It's the same shit and it always have been.

  4. Powerful, Fredrick Douglas did not mince words. Here is a letter he wrote concerning slavery and religion in the South.
    “I assert most unhesitatingly, that the religion of the south is a mere covering for the most horrid crimes, – a justifier of the most appalling barbarity, – a sanctifier of the most hateful frauds, – and a dark shelter under which the darkest, foulest, grossest, and most infernal deeds of slaveholders find the strongest protection. Were I to be again reduced to the chains of slavery, next to that enslavement, I should regard being the slave of a religious master the greatest calamity that could befall me. For of all slaveholders with whom I have ever met, religious slaveholders are the worst. I have ever found them the meanest and basest, the most cruel and cowardly, of all others.”
    “… between the Christianity of this land, and the Christianity of Christ, I recognize the widest possible difference – so wide, that to receive the one as good, pure, and holy, is of necessity to reject the other as bad, corrupt , and wicked. To be the friend of the one, is of necessity to be the enemy of the other. I love the pure, peaceable, and impartial Christianity of Christ: I therefore hate the corrupt, slaveholding, women-whipping, cradle-plundering, partial and hypocritical Christianity of this land. Indeed, I can see no reason, but the most deceitful one, for calling the religion of this land Christianity. I look upon it as the climax of all misnomers, the boldest of all frauds, and the grossest of all libels

    Frederick Douglass

  5. Kareem Adams says:

    The powers that be never intended for people of color to be included.

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