Building Bridges – The Declaration of Independence and the Fourth of July

September 28, 2020

Podcast Host: Joe Geraghty  |  Podcast Contributors: John Cheeseman, Ian Fried, and Dr. Dan Wallace

What is the meaning of the Fourth of July to African Americans? In this episode we will drill down on the famous speech given by Frederick Douglass back on July 5, 1852 and just how the meaning of the Declaration’s proclamation that “All Men Are Created Equal” has evolved over America’s 240 plus years of existence.

Part 1: The History of the Declaration of Independence (03:45)
Part 2:  Frederick Douglass and his “What to a slave is the Fourth of July” speech (14:00)
Part 3: The Meaning of the Declaration in today’s world (26:36)




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