Frederick Douglass’s speech “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July”, discusses the irony of celebrating the freedom that slaves cannot enjoy. He delivered the speech in 1853, about a decade before the Emancipation Proclamation, to an anti-slavery society. He criticizes America and its privileged citizens for its selective freedom, where only a few people inherit the riches of the past, and how American slaves are not granted the same independence as their white counterparts. Celebration of this day, to Douglass, is “America [being] false to the past, false to the present, and… false to the future” (74). Seeing how people are content with the achievements of the past and allowing them to define the future while ignoring the injustice of his time, Douglass felt the need to cast off this attitude and express exactly how he views slavery.
Off-campus lunch provides money for our community, the students mature and learn to become responsible adults, not to mention they get a nice break from their learning environment. According to the Berkshire Eagle “Open-campus lunch leads to students putting money back into the economy. Local establishments like Teddy’s restaurant would likely be out of business if not for the hundreds of students that pass through their doors every week at lunch.” When students eat at local establishments and fast food chains they are actually helping out their community. Students go out to eat all the time. When they bring their friends to an establishment they help their community grow.
I first became the Vice President of Service, for Phi Theta Kappa and organized service events on campus and outside of campus. Our chapter participated in canyons and beaches clean ups, with the I Love a Clean San Diego Organization, fed homeless people and people with disabilities as well as other service engagements. I also researched for individual service opportunities that Phi Theta Kappa members could have participated on their own. Recently, it has become more complex to manage classes and extracurricular activities since I decided to step up in Phi Theta Kappa when our elected president
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The next paragraph is where he uses logical appeal more like common sense but frederick douglass says that “ this fourth of july is yours, not mine” saying that the fourth was not made for him but for the white people because they are treated different from the whites and they are not free like them even tho all people should be free because that 's why we have the fourth of july to celebrate the independence and freedom of america not the free and the enslaved of people and this really has an impact on the audience because it makes them wonder why did we have slaves why did we not free everyone like what if we were in that position that they are in during this time like would we have done the same thing as frederic or say what they wanted to hear a big lie because blacks are not part of the celebration your just there for them when really it 's a big big disappointment to the country and the people
“I shall see this day and its popular characteristics from the slave’s point of view” (Douglass). Everyone is human, so they should all have the same human rights, but slaves were stripped from them all. Fourth of July was set upon to celebrate the freedom won after the war, yet there were still millions of people who were not free. Frederick Douglass does not believe that he, along with other African Americans, should celebrate Fourth of July because they were not included in the freedom that was won. Douglass simply reminded everyone that just because the Declaration of Independence was signed, there were still slaves in the world.
In his speech, he explains to the white citizens who are celebrating freedom during the fourth of july are wrong to celebrate because half the population is enslaved. Through his use of logical appeal, ethical appeal and antithesis, he illustrates that those who are celebrating freedom must take action for the slavery of half the American population. Frederick Douglass claims that white citizens who are celebrating freedom
With that being said, I would love to extend an invitation to school leaders in your district. Plus, I am working with Pedro to organize a teacher panel on Thursday. Do you know of any teachers who would be willing to be on a panel? I truly believe in the value of connecting our teacher to teachers and leaders in this region. Thanks for the time spent reading this message and I look forward to hearing from you.
Small-scale class sizes gives me the feeling that I 'm more than another body on campus. Instructors can take the time to get to know you on a personal level and help you grow to reach your goals. As a matter of fact, telling my guidance counselor I hoped for USC Upstate to be the school I attend was a surprise. In all the senior meetings she had, I was the only student who even considered USC Upstate as an option. However, that didn 't stop me from looking.
A school like Columbia can have one adviser for one hundred students, he said, while ‘at most community colleges, the ratio is more like one for every thousand students.’” Implementing more guidance counselors would improve the college experience for numerous undergraduates, and community colleges that have additional guidance counselors allow their counselors to allocate more time to each student. As an undergraduate, it may be difficult to select the proper classes, so professional assistance will relieve undergraduates of the various tasks they must
This will give students the opportunity to focus all their attention on the one class/time they choose as well as maintain a part/full time job or sports schedule if need-be. This will also benefit the teachers by giving them the option to teach a selected course at one or two of the selected times each month. This schedule will allow courses to be more available from 2-4 classes in a normal semester to up to 20 (four time blocks x 5 months a semester) based on class fill-up and teacher availability. This could open up the opportunity for students to graduate in approximately 3 years (120 credits/39 a semester = 117 in 3 years with one course
They agreed that slavery trespassed the most basic principle in the Declaration of Independence where it states, “All men are created equal” (pg 422). This shows how these two sides testifying their opinions about slavery could divide the nation. Many people in the North argue for the slavery to be banned (pg 397). However, Southern slave owners defend slavery because by their slaves, their production like cotton is increasing which is helping the South (pg 397). Another important evidence is
I am a better student because I have learned effective strategies and pondered over my future goals. I have learned a lot about myself as a reader and a writer. When I first began class, I tried to read the DRP test. I had forgotten everything about college vocabulary that was on the test since I left the university in 2013. I had not read any books in a few months until teacher recommend for me to take fifteen minutes to read
During my Micronesian Island Club meeting, our Pacific Islander Student Commission Director needed a proxy for her voting seat in the ASUW Student Senate. I saw an opportunity to become more involved in my school community, even if it was temporary. I took the initiative to be her proxy. I attended weekly meetings which discussed current issues impacting our students and campus to formulate the official opinion of ASUW. After a few meetings, I was intrigued with the leadership of ASUW’s cooperative organization and was elected to be senator.