What to the Slave is 4th of July?”: James Earl Jones Reads Frederick Douglass‘ Historic Speech

i am not included in the pale of this glorious anniversary

blessings in which you rejoice are not .. in common..

scorching irony

none of us.. if one of us.. ness


David Weinberger (@dweinberger) tweeted at 5:42 AM – 4 Jul 2017 :

Today, after you reread the Declaration, read Frederick Douglass’ searing 5th of July speech. https://t.co/WGolUEV5Sxvia @slate (http://twitter.com/dweinberger/status/882202869826498560?s=17)




Ira Socol (@irasocol) tweeted at 5:38 AM – 4 Jul 2018 :
A holiday that becomes an assault-
Fireworks aren’t cause for celebration for veterans and gun violence survivors
https://t.co/NqSIeRmbj8 (http://twitter.com/irasocol/status/1014473643382988800?s=17)


Therese Patricia Okoumou – liberty lady

karla fc holloway (@ProfHolloway) tweeted at 8:15 PM – 4 Jul 2018 :

A Black woman sits at the base of Liberty. Because #SomeOfUsAreBrave. #TheresePatriciaOkoumou https://t.co/2TjQmfZE7O (http://twitter.com/ProfHolloway/status/1014694132810502144?s=17)

Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) tweeted at 4:54 AM – 5 Jul 2018 :
#TheresePatriciaOkoumou, who immigrated to the US from Congo, climbed the base of the Statue of Liberty on the 4th of July to protest children being detained at the border. (The last image is for perspective on just how high she climbed) #HappyFourth https://t.co/L6K15E28bA (http://twitter.com/girlsreallyrule/status/1014824959099789319?s=17)

Tom Cox (@tomintheburgh) tweeted at 7:53 PM – 4 Jul 2018 :
Therese Patricia Okoumou…an immigrant, putting her body on the line for other immigrants, literally grasping the hem of Lady Liberty’s garment on the 4th of July. This will be iconic. #TheresePatriciaOkoumou https://t.co/40SmHRTYuy (http://twitter.com/tomintheburgh/status/1014688740206415872?s=17)


Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) tweeted at 11:03 AM – 4 Jul 2019 :
“What have I, or those I represent, to do with your national independence? This Fourth of July is yours, not mine…There is not a nation on the earth guilty of practices more shocking and bloody than are the people of these United States at this very hour.”
– Frederick Douglass https://t.co/IWLujGCJHn (http://twitter.com/Kaepernick7/status/1146826827593342977?s=17)


Jason Hickel (@jasonhickel) tweeted at 5:01 AM on Sat, Jul 04, 2020:
Mount Rushmore was carved by John Borglum, a white supremacist and card-carrying member of the KKK, on land stolen from the Lakota people, in violation of US treaties (even according to the US Supreme Court).