• Jul 3, 2017

What to the Slave is the 4th of July? A Joint Reading of the Words of Frederick Douglass

  • 12:00 pm
  • Boston Common, Across from the State House, Boston, MA

Please join us for this 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.

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Co-sponsored by: Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School — Community Change, Inc. — Jewish Voice for Peace – Boston — The Bostonian Society — Mass Humanities — William Monroe Trotter Institute — Royall House and Slave Quarters — Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights — 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 — Northeastern University Public History Program — Central Square Theater