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The Frederick Douglass Statue in Emancipation Hall at the U.S. Capitol in 2013. On July 3, the National Archives hosted a reading of Douglass' essay about the Fourth of July. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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AAA says this will be the busiest Fourth of July travel period ever, with most people taking to the road to get to their destinations. Ditto/Getty Images/Image Source hide caption

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At a recent anti-Donald Trump protest in Anaheim, California, this couple said they saved the U.S. flag from a Trump supporter who was trying to get Latinos to trample it. Nervous about giving their full names, he said his was Anthony, and she said she was going by "America." Adrian Florido/NPR hide caption

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The Code Switch Podcast, Episode 7: You're A Grand Old Flag

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Fizz And Fireworks: Make A Patriotic Homemade Soda For The Fourth

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