On the day after Independence Day in 1852, Frederick Douglass delivered his famous speech, "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?" in Rochester, New York. He used the occasion to remark on the irony of celebrating American freedom and independence in the midst of the continued enslavement of African Americans.
Indian independence brought to life in colour photographs 70 years on
From Gandhi's 1942 Quit India speech to the first day in New Delhi free of British rule, these images chart the country's struggle for sovereignty 70 years after independence was declared.