Significantly, the speech was delivered on july 5th, 1852 to an audience comprised mainly of women from the rochester anti-slavery sewing society, in commemoration of july 4th the first half of the speech, in line with the festive occasion, underscores the significance july 4th holds for the american people. Appeals to ethos, pathos, and logos: whether or not frederick douglass was aware of aristotle’s theories of rhetoric, he uses them to great effect in his speeches according to aristotle, the speaker or writer has three primary approaches when persuading the audience the first is ethos, the appeal to the speaker’s own credibility and character. During the 1850s, frederick douglass typically spent about six months of the year travelling extensively, giving lectures during one winter -- the winter of 1855-1856 -- he gave about 70 lectures during a tour that covered four to five thousand miles.
While still a young slave in maryland, frederick douglass taught himself to read, whereupon he discovered that he was as capable of thinking and reasoning as any free man, and therefore ought to be free. The frederick douglass statue in emancipation hall at the us capitol in 2013 on july 3, the national archives hosted a reading of douglass' essay about the fourth of july. Douglass’ fourth of july speech is as much an american gem as is the declaration of independence itself, a panegyric to the idea of freedom from the perspective of chained and suppressed.
What to the slave is the fourth of july (or what to the slave is the 4th of july) was an hour-long speech given by frederick douglass on july 5, 1852 in rochester new york according to historian james a colaiaco, douglass's oration would be the greatest abolition speech of the nineteenth century. “what to the slave is the fourth of july” - frederick douglass, july 5, 1852 narrated by: morgan freeman what, to the american slave, is your 4th of july. On monday july 5th, 1852, frederick douglass captivated his audience at corinthian hall in rochester, new york with one of the most powerful antislavery orations ever delivered, “what to the slave is the fourth of july”1 as an african american and former slave himself, douglass was a crucial component to the civil rights movement and the abolishment of slavery. The former slave and abolitionist, frederick douglass, gave a speech on july 5, 185,2 in rochester, ny commemorating the day of independence for the united states cognizant of the contradictions embedded into the foundation of the united states, douglass expounded for his audience the significance of “independence” day for black people.
In a fourth of july holiday special, we begin with the words of frederick douglass born into slavery around 1818, douglass became a key leader of the abolitionist movement on july 5, 1852, in. By james a colaiaco frederick douglass on monday, july 5, 1852, frederick douglass, the former slave, made his way to majestic corinthian hall, located in downtown rochester, new york, near the genesee riverhe had been invited to deliver a speech to celebrate the fourth of july. Frederick douglass, “what to the slave is the fourth of july: an address delivered in rochester, new york, on july 5, 1852” 2 is hope in the thought, and hope is much needed, under the dark clouds which lower above the horizon. Anonymous wrote:slavery was horrible and douglass' essay was appropriate and accurate - given the time now, though, instead of using the celebration of our country to bring up, once again, the history of slavery, what about talking about the progress that has been made since that time.
“what to the slave is the fourth of july” speech by frederick douglass swbat analyze point of view, evaluating how rhetoric, style, and content. - frederick douglass’s powers of appeal after his escape from slavery, frederick douglass chose to promote the abolition of slavery by speaking about the actions and effects that result from that institution. Frederick douglass’s powers of appeal after his escape from slavery, frederick douglass chose to promote the abolition of slavery by speaking about the actions and effects that result from that institution.
Frederick douglass (1818–1895) was a former slave who became the greatest abolitionist orator of the antebellum period during the civil war he worked tirelessly for the emancipation of the four million enslaved african americans in the decades after the war, he was the most influential african. Famed black abolitionist and former slave frederick douglass posed this question before a large, mostly white crowd in rochester, new york on july 5, 1852 the 1876 fourth of july parade. 1818: the year of the birth of frederick douglass, slavery was already an old institution in america two centuries had passed since the first 20 africans landed in fourth grade- unit 2 everyday math unit 3 . As the associated press noted yesterday (july 1), formerly enslaved abolitionist frederick douglass addressed the failure of american commitments to freedom more than a century ago in several fourth of july-focused speeches.
In 1847, douglass started the anti-slavery newspaper north star on july 5th of 1852, he was asked by the rochester ladies' anti-slavery society to speak at the independence day celebration at corinthian hall in rochester, new york. Douglass gave this speech in 1852, almost a decade before the outbreak of the civil war and in a period before the emancipation proclamation while douglass himself was no longer a slave, he was. Frederick douglass (born frederick augustus washington bailey c february 1818 – february 20, 1895) was an american social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesmanafter escaping from slavery in maryland, he became a national leader of the abolitionist movement in massachusetts and new york, gaining note for his oratory and incisive antislavery writings. Howard zinn: frederick douglass, once a slave, became a brilliant and powerful leader of the anti-slavery movement in 1852, he was asked to speak in celebration of the fourth of july in 1852, he was asked to speak in celebration of the fourth of july.