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Reading Frederick Douglass 2019 – St. Johnsbury **CANCELLED**
July 2, 2019
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. Following the reading, there will be a discussion and light refreshments
Hosted by Community Change, Inc. With co-sponsors Catamount Center for the Arts, Cobleigh Public Library, The Community Restorative Justice Center, Lyndon State College FAIR, NEK Allies for Racial Justice, the NEK Chamber of Commerce, the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, Interfaith Partners, and the UU Congregation of St. Johnsbury.
For more information
- Vermont Humanities’ 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: