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Reading Frederick Douglass 2018: Colchester
July 2, 2018
Burnham Memorial Library
Join us as we read together the fiery July 5, 1852 speech in which the great abolitionist orator Frederick Douglass took exception to being asked to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. This is a participatory event. Community members are invited to witness and/or join in the reading. Copies of the speech will be provided.
Hosted by the Burnham Memorial Library.
For more information
- VHC’s Reading Frederick Douglass page
- “The Meaning of the Fourth of July for the Negro” transcripts (abridged and full)
- Frederick Douglass on History.com
Frederick Douglass mini bio: