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Fredrick Douglass who was an escaped slave wrote what to a Slave is the Fourth of July This speech is unique because it is an actual encounter of a slaves perspective of the Fourth of July As we will come to find out to a slave there is no Fourth of July It is shown throughout the whole speech that a slave feels that being human means being free Also for one to really understand and know the true values of freedom one must understand denial and put him or herself in a slaves position To a slave being human means being free Since a slave has no freedom he has no sense of humanity A slave is not free in his own country He is a deprived person of his every right as a human being When America gained its independence it meant that everyone within the country had gained his or her own rights as being part the nation However everyone gained their independence except those that were considered less than human which were slaves Being human fulfills the basis for living your life according to your morals values and standards that were promised in you A slave is denied the same opportunities as others While he lacked in literacy and any form of education he sees no hope of ever seeing a way to the future
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