On Frederick Douglass’ famous speech “What to a Slave Is the Fourth of July?”

Frederick Douglass

To all of the Americans who are bashing the founders of this country for not turning the U.S. completely upside down: in this long speech — toward the middle of it — Frederick Douglass HEAPS PRAISE ON THE FOUNDERS OF THIS COUNTRY. Specifically, he praises them for their great sacrifices and courage in throwing off the chains of tyranny still being forged and put on the colonials by the British, ultra-wealthy…