VOLUME 4 NUMBER 27: Our Human Family, the SCOTUS, and Roe; Frederick Douglass’s 1852 assessment of July 4th’s meaning to the enslaved; Michael Greiner on a favorite strategy of the rich; and Ben Lane on the national anthem, Lady Liberty, and more.
The text of abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman Frederick Douglass’s July 5, 1852, speech in his hometown of Rochester, New York.
VOLUME 4 NUMBER 16: By now we all know of “the slap heard round the world” and have read more takes than we can remember, but Clay Rivers has just a few final thoughts to add to the mix.
James Baldwin was under no illusion about America. He saw the good and the evil. The answer doesn’t lie in fixing Black people. Baldwin knew this when he told his nephew, “We cannot be free until they are free.”
Singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” caused me to wonder if we actually have the courage to strive together toward common hopes and aspirations.