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U.S. Holidays: Independence Day

U.S. Holidays: Independence Day

Independence Day has also been used by Americans to express dissenting political views. In the years leading up to the American Civil War, leaders of the anti-slav­ ery movement organized events — typically on July 5 — to remind people that, for African Americans, the Revolution’s promise of liberty had not been fulilled. And from