What is the 4th of July?

168 yrs to the day after Frederick Douglass issued his “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” message, I joined with the faith leaders of the Poor People’s Campaign in preaching on that theme from my particular context of The Episcopal Church in Alabama.

The texts for reflection included Frederick Douglass’ speech, the Declaration of Independence, and Matthew 23:23-24.

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