My annual 4th of July reading tradition: the Declaration and Frederick Douglass


Hey fam, Last year, as I was wrapping up the manuscript for How To Be Black, I came across this magnificent, brilliant, witty and patriotic speech by Frederick Douglass delivered in 1852. So for the 4th of July 2011, I staged a dramatic reading of both the Declaration of Independence and Douglass's What To The Slave Is The Fourth Of July? Enjoy The Declaration: and Brother Frederick: