Frederick Douglass on the Fourth of July

In his 1852 speech “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?,” Frederick Douglass implored the audience to think about the ongoing oppression of Black Americans during a holiday celebrating freedom

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Declaration of Independence

Harvard's Houghton Library contains one of only a few surviving Dunlap broadside copies of the original Declaration of Independence

Harvard during the American Revolution

In 1775, Harvard turned the campus over to the military and relocated to Concord, MA

Tacky’s Revolt

The largest rebellion of enslaved people in the 18th-century British Empire occurred in 1760, during what is called the Age of Revolution

Harvard and the Fourth of July

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