Celebrating the Fourth of July

Fourth of July celebration in communities across the nation varies. Some look forward to the first vacation of the year while others scramble to prep barbecue pits and grills to savor the mouthwatering delights and comfort foods of a cookout. However, there are also those who reflect on the trials of communities at the time of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Blacks were slaves.

They recall the history of the Fourth and then consider the loss of life of their ancestors building the economic might of this country; working the fields and farmlands in America without the rights expressed in the Declaration. They also reflect, at this time of the year, upon their own personal sacrifices that helped make this country great in spite of human rights injustices, and then agree; they have every right to celebrate the Fourth of July.