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The 4th of July in the Eyes of Frederick Douglass — escaped slave and abolitionist.

Frederick Douglass' 1852 speech in text form.

•Playing on attention the President recently gave to Frederick Douglass, Chauncey Devega recalls Douglass' famous speech on the Fourth of July in article in Salon.

•A Wikipedia article on the use and significance of Douglass' speech includes links to various readings of that speech by famous actors.

"In the United States, the speech is widely taught in history and English classes in high school and college. American studies professor Andrew S. Bibby argues that because many of the editions produced for educational use are abridged, they often misrepresent Douglass's original through omission or editorial focus.

Notable readings

The speech has been notably performed or read by important figures, including the following actors:

* James Earl Jones

* Morgan Freeman

* Danny Glover

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Toolkit for "No Such Law" emphasis of the Reconciling Ministries Network is available.

This emphasis is in preparation for the Judicial Council hearing April 25-28 in Newark, NJ, of a request for a "declaratory judgment" on the legality of the process by which Bishop Karen Oliveto was elected from the clergy membership of the California-Nevada Annual Conference by the Western Jurisdiction to its College of Bishops as the first openly gay bishop of the United Methodist Church.

You can download the complete "toolkit" for congregations which calls congregations to prayer on Sunday, April 23, 2017, for an inclusive decision which will not reverse the Jurisdiction's election of its newest bishop.

Here is the link to the toolkit.

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King
January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968.

Image below is from People for the American Way.

King: … people are not going to be silend. The truth must be told
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