"What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?" - Frederick Douglass. 1852. An extremely powerful speech - click here to read.
My favorite passage - “I am not included within the pale of glorious anniversary! Your high independence only reveals the immeasurable distance between us. The blessings in which you, this day, rejoice, are not enjoyed in common. The rich inheritance of justice, liberty, prosperity and independence, bequeathed by your fathers, is shared by you, not by me. The sunlight that brought light and healing to you, has brought stripes and death to me. This Fourth July is yours, not mine.”
On the Fourth of July, we celebrate our joy, our power, and spend time with our sisters - check out a Sync Ladies rehearsal jam below:
Dancers: Sync Ladies (@syncladies) - Chloé Arnold (@chloearnoldtaps), Maud Arnold (@maudiepooh), Assata Madison (@assatagrooves), Anissa Lee (@anissavibes), Gisele Silva (@iamgiselesilva)
Music: Alright by Kendrick Lamar (@kendricklamar)