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In the spirit of African American History Month, and its focus on historic African American figures of note, and their contributions to democratic practice in the United States, THE US embassy kindly invites you to a presentation on the famous speech by Frederick Douglass ‘What to the American slave, is your Fourth of July?’
This lecture focuses on the eloquent words of Frederick Douglass in his monumental speech of 1852, “What, to the Slave, is the 4th of July?” Join us as we look at how one powerful speaker addressed the painful issue of slavery at a time of strife and political tension, before the civil war.
Lecture: This Ain’t My Fourth of July
Speaker: Susan Ross, Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy Paramaribo
Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Venue: Cultural Centre Suriname – CCS / upstairs room, Henck Arronstraat
Susan Ross, Public Affairs Officer at the U. S. Embassy in Paramaribo, has studied and taught the history of American public address, as a communication professor in the United States. She has degrees in literature, philosophy, and communication, and has lived in many parts of the world, including Germany, India, and the United Arab Emirates.