Monthly Archives: July 2014

Declaration of Independence by Thomas Jefferson

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and … Continue reading

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Midsummer Night’s Dream Review

Last year, at the end of The Cleveland Shakespeare Festival’s production of Two Gentlemen of Verona, it occurred to me that their productions are the ideal way to watch Shakespeare comedies. These productions, performed all over Cleveland, are free outdoor … Continue reading

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Frederick Douglass’s Fourth of July Speech

I haven’t read this since I was thirteen. This is far better than I remember. It is an excellent speech, and a very brave speech. (I’d kill to write like this.) “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro” Fellow … Continue reading

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