The Fourth of July, Juneteenth, and the True Legacy of Liberty

The American Revolution is inextricably bound to the abolition of slavery

This year’s Fourth of July celebrations have been somewhat muted by the soul-searching about our nation’s past. NPR accompanied its usual reading of the Declaration of Independence by an article on its “flaws and deeply ingrained hypocrisies” (slavery, the lack of equality for women, etc.) The journalist and former MSNBC contributor Touré was much harsh…

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