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Frederick Douglass
Why some Americans are more 'independent' than others

To the editor: The Fourth of July means something different to everyone, but not until I read the words of Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony did I realize that the problems that were evident more than 160 years ago are similar to the problems we are experiencing today. ("Heard on the Fourth of July -- from Frederick Douglass to Ronald Reagan," Op-Ed, July 3) Don't believe me? Just ask those who want to take away some people's voting rights or make it too difficult to vote by having some wait hours in line. Somehow, we as a country tend to forget the problems we have or caused others to experience when the Fourth of July rolls around. It's like going to...

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