Pairing Juneteenth and July 4th in the Name of Equality

The powerful demand of racial justice given by Frederick Douglass 172 years ago, "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?," is rightly celebrated by many socialists, liberals, progressives, and egalitarians of all stripes every Independence Day. This year, Religious Socialism invites you to consider Douglass's oration once again, and join alongside it Robert Jones's thoughtful, parallel reflection, "What, to the White American, is Juneteenth?" Blessings on all those engaged in the struggle this holiday; may these good words inspire you!

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