The activist, who was sadly avoided from the league after kneeling during the national anthem, associated the message with a video that combined images of slaves, police brutality, the KKK, the Declaration of Independence and lynchings with Frederick Douglass “What to the Slave is the July 4 speech”, told by actor James Earl Jones.
“My fellow citizens, forgive me, let me ask you why I am called to speak here today? What have I, or those I represent, to do with your national independence? Jones reads.
“Are the great principles of political freedom and natural justice embodied in this declaration of independence extended to us? Jones continues in the short clip. “… This July 4 is yours, not mine. “