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The rich inheritance of justice, liberty, prosperity and independence, bequeathed by your fathers, is shared by you, not by me. The sunlight that brought light and healing to you, has brought stripes and death to me. This Fourth of July is yours, not mine. You may rejoice, I must mourn.

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Source Notes: "The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro," 5 July 1852, in The Life and Writings of Frederick Douglass, ed. Philip S. Foner, vol. 2 (1950-75).

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