WHAT TO THE SLAVE IS THE 4th OF JULY? 1852
In 1852 in Rochester, NY where the Free Methodist Church would organize eight years later stating that a primary purpose of this new “FREE” Methodist church is the the abolition of slavery, the former slave and abolitionist Frederick Douglas gave a speech on the 4th of July that is still sadly relevant today. It is helpful to hear the first-person testimony of those who have and are suffering the prejudice that betrays our nation’s claims of independence for all who are endowed by their Creator with equal, unalienable rights. This seven minute video is an important reminder of the ongoing work of the FMC in these United States of America.