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Answer to Trivia from the Archives

July 2010

A.  On July 5, 1852, this former slave delivered his famous 'Fourth of July' speech to the Lady's Anti-Slavery Society in Rochester, New York, in which he discusses the slave's relationship with America's Fourth of July celebration. 

Answer: Frederick Douglass

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B. On July 31, 1863 Robert E. Lee writes to this man, the president of the Confederacy, discussing the outcome of the Battle of Gettysburg and the public's reaction to the loss. 

Answer: Jefferson Davis

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