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What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?

"What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?,” by Nick Michael, Mito Habe-Evans, and Q Ledbetter, is a July 2020 VC Official Selection.

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What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?

"What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?"
July 2020 VC Official Selection

Nick Michael, Mito Habe-Evans, and Q Ledbetter


Logline: In the summer of 2020, the U.S. commemorated Independence Day amid nationwide protests for racial justice and systemic reforms in the wake of George Floyd's death. That June, we asked five young descendants of Frederick Douglass to read and respond to excerpts of his famous speech, "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?". It's a powerful, historical text that reminds us of the ongoing work of liberation.

Publisher: NPR

Genre: Civil Rights, Slavery

Location Screened: New York


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