160 Years Ago … Frederick Douglass Speaks Truth to Power

On July 5, 1852, Frederick Douglass offered the following remarks on the Fourth of July. to a an audience at Rochester, New York.  Here’s a text of the complete address as published later that year.

Here are two versions of excerpts of the address as delivered.  The first is by James Earl Jones in 2004:

The second is by Danny Glover at the same event the following year:

Enjoy … and reflect.