Reading Frederick Douglass

 

Reading Frederick Douglass 2017 Events

Here’s a list of the Vermont towns that will host Reading Frederick Douglass events in June and July, 2017. The events are shown in order by date.

Please check back again to learn about additional programs, as we will continue to add events as they are confirmed.

Thu 29

Reading Frederick Douglass – Norwich

June 29
6:30 pm
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 Read More »
Fri 30

Reading Frederick Douglass – St. Johnsbury

June 30
6:00 pm
Catamount Arts, St Johnsbury
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 Read More »
Fri 30

Reading Frederick Douglass – Enosburgh Falls

June 30
6:30 pm
Lincoln Park, Enosburg Falls
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 Read More »
Sat 01

Reading Frederick Douglass – Quechee

July 1
11:00 am
Quechee Green, White River Junction
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 Read More »
Sat 01

Reading Frederick Douglass – Brownington

July 1
3:00 pm
Old Stone House Museum, Brownington
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 Read More »
Sun 02

Reading Frederick Douglass – Chester Arthur Historic Site

July 2
2:00 pm
Civil War historian Howard Coffin, and Vermont State Curator David Schutz, will join us for a community reading of Frederick Douglass's fiery 1852 speech, “The Meaning of the Fourth of July to the Negro.” The reading will take place in the North Fairfield Church, a historic building owned and operated by the Vermont Division for Read More »
Sun 02

Reading Frederick Douglass – Rokeby Museum

July 2
3:00 pm
Rokeby Museum, Ferrisburgh
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 Read More »
Mon 03

Reading Frederick Douglass – Montpelier

July 3
12:00 pm
Montpelier City Hall, Montpelier
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 Read More »
Mon 03

Reading Frederick Douglass – Barre

July 3
5:00 pm
Paul Marcus, racial equity educator, will introduce Frederick Douglass's iconic Fourth of July speech. Community members will read the speech aloud together then discuss together the speech's significance historically and today regarding equality, citizenship, and patriotism in America. Hosted by the Aldrich Public Library in collaboration with the Good Samaritan Haven, Agency of Human Services, Read More »
Mon 03

Reading Frederick Douglass Tunbridge

July 3
7:00 pm
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. Read More »
Tue 04

Reading Frederick Douglass – Randolph

July 4
12:00 pm
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 Read More »
Tue 04

Reading Frederick Douglass – Landgrove

July 4
2:00 pm
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 Read More »
Wed 05

Reading Frederick Douglass – Wallingford

July 5
5:00 pm
Gilbert Hart Library, Wallingford
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 Read More »
Wed 05

Reading Frederick Douglass – South Hero

July 5
6:00 pm
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 Read More »
Wed 05

Reading Frederick Douglass – Essex

July 5
6:30 pm
Essex Free Library, Essex Junction
Essex Free Library, Brownell Library and Deborah Rawson Library join the Vermont Humanities Council to read Frederick Douglass's fiery 1852 speech, "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July." We are looking forward to this collaboration as a special way for our communities to come together near the Fourth of July holiday, a time Read More »
Wed 05

Reading Frederick Douglass – Williston

July 5
7:00 pm
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 Read More »
Sat 08

Reading Frederick Douglass – Rutland

July 8
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 Read More »
Sat 08

Reading Frederick Douglass – Bennington

July 8
1:00 pm
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 Read More »
Sat 08

Reading Frederick Douglass – North Hero

July 8
2:00 pm
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 Read More »
Tue 11

Reading Frederick Douglass – Burlington

July 11
5:30 pm
Burlington City Hall, Burlington
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 Read More »
Thu 13

Reading Frederick Douglass – Hartland

July 13
7:00 pm
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 Read More »
Fri 14

Reading Frederick Douglass – Middlebury

July 14
12:10 pm
Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury
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. Read More »