Join Us For A Reading of the Words of Frederick Douglass

Events, Racial Justice

What to the Slave is the 4th of July? 

A Joint Reading of the Words of Frederick Douglass

Thursday, July 2, 2015, 12:00 PM

Boston Common, Across from the State House

Boston, MA


Please join us for the 7th annual communal reading of the fiery July 5, 1852, speech in which Frederick Douglass took exception to being asked to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. In light of events of the past year, from Ferguson to Charleston, Douglass’s question and his analysis of American society still resonate.

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Co-sponsored by:  Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School – Community Change, Inc. – Central Square Theater – Future Boston Alliance – Mass Humanities – Susan A. and Donald P. Babson Charitable Foundation – William Monroe Trotter Institute for the Study of Black History and Culture – Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights & Economic Justice – Massachusetts Association of Human Rights Commissions – YWCA Cambridge – Museum of African American History, Boston and Nantucket – Medford Human Rights Commission – Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry – Boston African American National Historic Site – New Democracy Coalition