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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

International Day of Remembrance

The UN has noted today as the “International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.” Fredrick Douglass gave this speech, read by Danny Glover on July 5, 1852. Douglass gave the speech at an event commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence, held at Rochester's Corinthian Hall. It was a piercing oratory, in which Douglass told his audience, "This Fourth of July is yours, not mine.”

As we remember those who were once enslaved, we are also reminded of our mission to serve those still enslaved and fight for the abolition of the slavery of children. Thank you for joining the fight.

-Liz

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