Freedom rider Frederick Douglass was a Social reformer and an abolitionist. He was a slave who stayed under his owner’s law. However, when he learned how to read and write Frederick Douglas opposition to slavery began to shape. To farther educate himself he read newspapers and did political writing and literature as much as possible. After he gained a lot of knowledge, an African American woman helped him escape from slavery. Throughout his life he was affiliated in civil rights movement. He helped other blacks escape from slavery and wrote many famous American literatures in the process.
The speech “What to the slave is the Fourth of July? By Frederick Douglas shovels depth into the American Government racial injustices of the 1800’s. Frederick Douglas examines how America declared its Independence from Great Britain. He address his thoughts of the American Government with gratitude by describing how important the Fourth of July is to all Americans and what it means to them. To conclude he explains how they go by celebrating that very special day. He also describes how brave the forefathers of this country were, and what they have done to declare Independence as well as their willingness to not rely of slaves. To continue conveying his message he brushes through the history of slaves and how far they have come and what they have done for this country. He talks about the injustice the African American community has been through throughout the course of history comparing the treatments of slaves to animals.
After the introduction, Douglass breaks his speech into five sections. He begins with the internal slave trade where he explicates the internal working of slavery. He explains the horrendous affect slave trafficking had on ma...
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...ick Douglas speech he addresses how the American government failed to establish the constitution or the declaration of Independence for slaves. Instead, the Government established human stock, sold them, separated them, and treating them like animals. In addition to this, they used religion to justify slavery and used the church to brain wash slaves and make them believe that slavery was absolutely right. To conclude, they would preach about liberty but did not practice it and only did it for showcase. The government would also talk about the constitution, but failed to perform. Because of that, Frederick Douglass used all of his five sections in his speech to effectively argue “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” He does this by speaking about the history of America and what the forefathers have done to declare independence and how the slaves are mistreated.
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