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BackStory: Independence Daze

In the early days of our nation, July Fourth wasn't an official holiday. In fact, it wasn't until 1938 that it became a paid day-off. We'll discuss how the Fourth became an important holiday in America. Plus, early Independence Day festivities and Frederick Douglass' 1852 Independence Day speech.

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