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Ten years before the Civil War, the city of Rochester, NY asked Frederick Douglass to speak for its July 4, 1852 celebration. Douglass accepted, but rather than join in the ‘celebration’, Douglass took it in an unexpected direction. In this clip, Danny Glover performs part of that speech (hat tip to the Zinn Education Project).
Historian, playwright, activist, and author Howard Zinn summed it up nicely.
It was 42 years ago this week that the Stonewall rebellion happened. Watch Tim Robbins perform a reading from someone who was there, introduced by Howard Zinn: