- Proudly Made in the USA
- Solid Wood Frame with Mat, Glass Front, Paper Duster Backing with Wire Hanger
- Printed on antique parchment paper that goes through an 11 step process to give it an aged authentic look
- Frame measures 19 3/4" wide x 21 3/4" tall
- Font Size Approx. 16pt type
Our framed Framed Frederick Douglass Speech - What To The Slave Is The 4th Of July is made in the USA with a solid wood frame, glass front, mat, paper duster backing and wire hanger. It is printed on antique parchment paper that goes through an 11 step process to give it an aged authentic look. Each paper is unique with characteristics such as (but not limited to), golden or yellow hues, crinkling, puckering.
Frederick Douglas, a leading Abolitionist and celebrated civil rights leader, was born in Maryland in 1818. As a child, Douglass secretly learned to read and write (it was against the law for a slave to do so). After escaping to freedom in 1838, he devoted himself to the Abolitionist cause. A brilliant speaker, Douglass drew upon his own personal struggles to drive home his anti-slavery message.
In this speech, delivered at the invitation of the Rochester Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society, Douglass powerfully illustrates the hypocrisy of asking a slave to celebrate the 4th of July.