Whose Independence Day?

by The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad

Whose independence? Since 1776 you, Black man, have been worshipping the 4th of July along with the real author of the 4th of July ... (the White man) as a day of Independence for themselves.

It is the White slave-master and his children who enjoy setting forth the 4th of July as a day of rejoicing over achieving this country's Independence from any other foreign source.

Now, the history of the 4th of July shows that it is the Independence Day of the American White man. They wrote the Declaration of Independence for themselves. The White man did not put anything in the Declaration of Independence for the benefit of the Black Man, who was the servitude-slave of the White man at that time.

The joy which the Black slave experienced on these holidays of the White man was due to the Black man getting rest from his labor and the days which the White man had set aside for celebration. That is all the Black slave was rejoicing over ... that he did not have to work that day.

But, you are free now; and you do not need this for an excuse for your worship of the 4th of July. There is no further need for us to worship the gaining of the White man's independence. Let us take a look again at our own Black independence and how it came on this same day of the 4th of July ... at the Coming of Allah (God) Who came in the Person of Master Fard Muhammad, to Whom praises are due forever, on July 4, 1930. [READ MORE]

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