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BaratundeCast: Listen to 1852 Frederick Douglass school America on #America

baratunde on July 04, 2012 15:25

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    On 4 July 2011, as I was nearing completion of "How To Be Black" I took a break to read and then perform this incredible 1852 speech by Frederick Douglass titled "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?" At 10,000 words and full of insight, wit and rage it is worth all 80 of the minutes it takes to listen. I performed this at The Onion's NYC offices in front of a live studio audience and live web stream audience. Enjoy.

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    • Amy Thrift
      Amy Thrift at 8.30 on April 26, 2014 21:04

      whats going on in the background???? sounds like sirens

    • Fiona J Johnson
    • Fiona J Johnson
      Fiona J Johnson at 30.14 on March 02, 2013 05:47

      U should take theatre ! Lol

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    • Amy R. Beckner
      Amy R. Beckner on October 16, 2012 20:41

      Douglass is awesome, thanks!

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    • baye-mcneil
      baye-mcneil at 37.21 on July 11, 2012 14:56

      Man, you are doing an amazing job with this oration! Channeling Douglass! And what a, as you said, BRILLIANT speech!

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