Category Archives: Human Rights

Frederick Douglass’s Fiery 1852 Speech, “The Meaning of July 4th for the Negro,” Read by James Earl Jones | Open Culture




Frederick Douglass’s Fiery 1852 Speech, “The Meaning of July 4th for the Negro,” Read by James Earl Jones

Every year on this day, Frederick Douglass’s fiery, uncompromising 1852 speech, “The Meaning of July 4th for the Negro,” gets a new hearing, and takes on added resonance in the context of contemporary politics. It has never ceased to speak directly to those for whom the celebrations can seem like a hollow mockery of freedom and independence. Continue reading Frederick Douglass’s Fiery 1852 Speech, “The Meaning of July 4th for the Negro,” Read by James Earl Jones | Open Culture

Ken Burns returns to take on Vietnam – ‘a war we have consciously ignored’ | US news | The Guardian

| US news | The Guardian

Ken Burns returns to take on Vietnam – ‘a war we have consciously ignored’

James Rogers and Renan Reyes, veterans of the Vietnam war, each made a trip to Washington on Wednesday to see the Vietnam Veterans Memorial for the first time.

“Very impressive,” said Rogers, who is from Madison, Alabama, as a river of parents and children flowed past in bright sunshine.

Continue reading Ken Burns returns to take on Vietnam – ‘a war we have consciously ignored’ | US news | The Guardian