Professor Baker
English 112-012
21 October 2015
Eight Line Brief

The author of the presentation is Frederick Douglass, titled "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” Frederick Douglass, a former slave and a distinguished human rights leader in the abolition movement, was born in Tuckahoe, Maryland, but was sold into slavery in Talbot County, Maryland. Frederick Douglass partially explains in this piece the day of freedom to Americans is only freedom to people of European descent. It shows irony as America were "slaves" to the British Empire, had gotten their freedom from Britain, and yet has another race as captives and slaves. The style of this presentation is of that of Douglass stating a problem and explaining the effects of said problem. His subject of discussion was pointing out certain aspects in the slightly new America that had changed for particular people -- Caucasians of European descent.