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" What, to the American slave, is your Fourth of July? I answer: a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. "
MODERN AGITATORS: OR Pen Portraits OF LIVING AMERICAN REFORMERS. - Página 53
por DAVID W. BARTLETT. - 1855
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The Bicentennial of the United States of America: A Final Report ..., Volumen1

American Revolution Bicentennial Administration - 1977
...[of] July is yours, not mine. . . . What to the American slave, is your 4th of July? l answer; a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the...constant victim. To him, your celebration is a sham; . . ." Fortunately, in the 1960's and '70s there were others who felt differently. Vincent A. deForest...
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Prison Slavery

Barbara Esposito, Lee Wood - 1982 - 225 páginas
...reveals to him, more than all other days of the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is a constant victim. To him, your celebration is a sham;...sounds of rejoicing are empty and heartless; your denunciation of tyrants, brass fronted impudence; your shouts of liberty and equality, hollow mockery;...
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Protest & Praise: Sacred Music of Black Religion

Jon Michael Spencer - 1991 - 262 páginas
...(No. 203), John Greenleaf Whittier came close to versifying Douglass's own response, "I answer, a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the...injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. Whittier wrote: M Watts says: "And not only must we be sensible of our being expos'd to Divine Anger...
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Politics of Black Nationalism: From Harlem to Soweto

Kinfe Abraham - 1991 - 292 páginas
...American slave is your Founh of July? I answer: a day that reveals to him, more than all other days of the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which...celebration is a sham; your boasted liberty, an unholy licence; your national greatness, swelling vanity; your sounds of rejoicing are empty and heartless;...
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Black Peoples of the Americas

Nigel Smith - 1992 - 48 páginas
...Independence Day) celebration. Source F What, to the American slave, is your fourth of July? I answer; a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the...celebration is a sham; your boasted liberty, an unholy v ', .... ^m -., ( ., s , license; your national greatness, swelling vanity; your sounds of rejoicing...
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A History of Christianity in the United States and Canada

Mark A. Noll - 1992 - 576 páginas
...attendance had ever faced before: What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July? I answer; a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the...injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. . . . You boast of your love of liberty, your superior civilization and your pure Christianity, while...
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Jefferson's Pillow: The Founding Fathers and the Dilemma of Black Patriotism

Roger Wilkins - 2002 - 163 páginas
...American slave is your Fourth of July? I answer, a day that reveals to him more than all other days of the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which...swelling vanity; your sounds of rejoicing are empty and heardess; your denunciations of tyrants, brass-fronted impudence; your shouts of liberty and equality,...
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The Journey to the Promised Land: The African American Struggle for ...

Dickson A. Mungazi - 2001 - 213 páginas
...the year that reveals to him more than all other days, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is constant victim. To him, your celebration is a sham,...sounds of rejoicing are empty and heartless, your denunciation of tyrants, brass, frustrated impudence, your shouts of liberty and equality, hallow mockery....
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Facing East from Indian Country: A Native History of Early America

Dr Daniel K Richter - 2009 - 336 páginas
...similarly asked, "What to the American slave is your Fourth of July?" His answer, like Apess', was "that it reveals to him, more than all other days in the year,...injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim."20 Yet Webster had found a powerful antislavery message in the heritage of Plymouth Rock: The...
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American Crucible: Race and Nation in the Twentieth Century

Gary Gerstle - 2002 - 454 páginas
...Rochester, New York, "is July 4th to the black American?" Douglass had answered his question in this way: "To him, your celebration is a sham: your boasted...your national greatness, swelling vanity . . . your prayers and hymns, your sermons and thanksgivings . . . mere bombast, fraud, deception, impiety, and...
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