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Douglass, Lincoln, Gehrig

12:00 AM, Jul 4, 2012 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
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If you're in the mood for reading a bit this July 4th, there are many fine Independence Day speeches and orations to choose from. Here are three that I find particularly moving:

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Frederick Douglass, July 5, 1852, Rochester, NY.

Abraham Lincoln, July 7, 1863, at the White House.

Lou Gehrig, July 4, 1939, at Yankee Stadium.

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