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Speaker or author: Johnson, William Henry, 1833-1918.

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Albany Institute of History and Art

The speaker traced the history of freedom in the U.S. during a July 4th celebration in Philadelphia. He emphasized the irony of continued slavery in a country founded on freedom and liberty for all.

Description of file(s): PDF 15 page, 5,184 word document (text and images)

Date published: 1859-07-04

Subjects: Abolitionists--United States; African American abolitionists; Antislavery movements--United States; Slavery; United States--History--19th century

Keywords: 1776; Britain; celebration; Congress; England; freedom; George Washington; history; independence; John Adams; John Hancock; July 4th; liberty; Marquis de La Fayette; patriotism; Pennsylvania; politics

People: de La Fayette, Marquis; Hancock, John; Washington, George

Publication type: Speeches; Text

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