July 03, 2005

The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro

The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro

Fellow Citizens, I am not wanting in respect for the fathers of this republic. The signers of the Declaration of Independence were brave men. They were great men, too great enough to give frame to a great age. It does not often happen to a nation to raise, at one time, such a number of truly great men. The point from which I am compelled to view them is not, certainly, the most favorable; and yet I cannot contemplate their great deeds with less than admiration. They were statesmen, patriots and heroes, and for the good they did, and the principles they contended for, I will unite with you to honor their memory....

Posted by ronn at July 3, 2005 10:38 AM

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Thanks for posting that. I hadn't read in a long time. Posted by: JW Richard on July 4, 2005 11:37 PM
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