Reading Frederick Douglass

Reading Frederick Douglass in South Burlington

The South Burlington Community Library decided to host a Reading Frederick Douglass event in June, 2016. Participants took turns reading aloud Douglass’ famous speech, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?”

“Even a month afterward, people told me how important it was to be involved,” says Barbara Ziemann, Public Service Librarian. “That gave me a real sense of the impact a single program can have.”

Read a story about the South Burlington Community Library’s participation in many VHC programs: Library Uses the Humanities to Guide Community Conversations.