The Fourth Of July Fourth For The Negro Analysis

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The Abolishment of Slavery: Essay The emancipation proclamation, “The Meaning of July Fourth for a Negro” and the spiritual songs of slavery: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot are strong topics because they all show different prospective of slavery and how they are claiming freedom. The emancipation proclamation tell the everyone the plan for the future in ending slavery and how Abraham Lincoln is going to enforce this document on the southern states this document has the same message as the speech of “The Meaning of July Fourth for a Negro” this speech gives reasons why Fredrick Douglas is concerned about the definition of freedom and this is show they are alike. The spiritual songs of slavery: Swing Low; Sweet Chariot has a much different viewpoint…show more content…
They all show different way on how they feel why slavery is wrong for example The Meaning of Fourth of July for the Negro Fredrick Douglas states that “also the documents have a different historical impact each document explains the concern of slavery but they have a bigger idea to it. In the speech about “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro” the impact that it has is it gets people aware of the problem of having the fourth of July and being free when there still slavery Fredrick say in his speech that” what, to the American slave, is your fourth of July? I answer: a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim.” But in the slave song Swing Low, Sweet Chariot had a different impact it had on the abolishment of slavery the songs did not have a direct effect on the abolishment of slavery but a message to the north to help runaway slave get to the north and freedom. This quote explains there paths to freedom in hidden messages “There was a band of angels a comin ' after me Comin ' for to carry me home”. The Emancipation Proclamation is much different from the speech and the slave songs in a way the document was the main purpose of ending slavery and rejoining the union it is stated in the document that “people whereof shall then be rebellion against the united states, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free”. This quote is important to the history of the nation because Abraham Lincoln is stating that in all confederate states that all slaves are free forever. Also this is where history will change
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