What does the 4th of July mean to you?
|To remember what it took to get our independence. It’s a good time to reflect on our black culture and black forefathers. It’s good to teach our children our revolutionary history
|The compilation of people around the country understanding their concept of freedom.
Boston Public Schools Teacher
|It’s a holiday celebrating the myth and contradiction of our founding, that all “men” are created equal. The contradiction being white property men being a lot more “equal.” It’s a contradiction we haven’t been able to deal with yet, so we continue to celebrate the myth rather than deal with the reality.
|To me, the 4th of July means Independence Day, meaning that all people have a right to fairness, happiness, without discrimination. We need to remember that as we celebrate on the 4th of July
Youth Development Executive
|It’s the beginning of the UniverSoul Circus and the summer season!
|What the 4th of July means to me is that “democracy” is something that you always have to fight for.
Community Organizer and Youth Worker