• Jul 2, 2015

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

Thursday, July 02, 2015, 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.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 andJustice at Harvard Law School-Community Change,Inc.-Central Square Theater-Future BostonAlliance-Mass Humanities-Susan A. and Donald P.Babson Charitable Foundation-William MonroeTrotter Institute for the Study of Black History andCulture-Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights-Massachusetts Association of Human RightsCommissions-YWCA Cambridge-Museum ofAfrican American History, Boston and Nantucket-Medford Human Rights Commission-UnitarianUniversalist Urban Ministry-Boston AfricanAmerican National Historic Site-New DemocracyCoalition