Why I don’t celebrate the 4th of July

Following the Continuing Conversation about Nationalism vs. Patriotism on July 2, Joyce Trotman-Jordan, Not in Our Town board member, wrote the following: I was a freshman in college when I realized for the first time this holiday was not for me. I felt a strong sense...

Douglass: On the Fourth of July

On July 4, a likely topic for thought is the Frederick Douglass speech on what July 4 meant to the American slave. An oped column in the Wall Street Journal warns against excerpting the more ‘combustible’ parts of the speech.