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Children's Nonfiction Social Activists

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

by (author) Rebecca Sjonger

Crabtree Publishing Company
Initial publish date
Aug 2020
Social Activists, General, Political
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“Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” The prophetic words of abolitionist, writer, and social reformer Frederick Douglass live on in his speeches and books of autobiography. This speech, delivered on July 5, 1852 was an address to the Rochester Ladies‘ Anti-Slavery Society. Douglass grew up enslaved and deprived of rights and liberty and argued that the American values of freedom and liberty for some, but not all, was an injustice to all humans.

About the author

Rebecca Sjonger is the author of twenty-five non-fiction books for children and young adults, including Life in the Far North and The Life Cylce of a Bat, as well as other "Resource Links of the Year" selections. She lives in Huntsville, Ontario.

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