Wednesday, July 4, 2012

The 4th of July

I love this country! Even with its terrible history of horrible treatment of people of color, I still love this country. If life ever takes me on a journey, and I decide to live in another country, this country, The United States of America, will always be my home.

On the 4th of July, I always think of my ancestors and myself who were not included in The Constitution as humans but as property. However, through much blood shed and tears, we are here and free.

Today, I am focusing on what the 4th must have meant to a slave as stated by the honorable Frederick Douglass.

If you ever get a moment, you may want to take the time to read this document in its entirety:

Frederick Douglass: What to the Slave, Is the 4th of July?

Seize the Day!

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