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2nd Annual Declaration of Independence Recitation Event
July 4 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDTCost: Free
Our 4th of July Declaration of Independence Recitation event includes live music and readings of historic speeches and documents by local politicians, activists, community organizers and neighbors. This is a free event on the North Andover Town Common. As of June 1, the draft program listing is shown below.
- Live Music – America the Beautiful
- State Reps Tram Nguyen and Kristina Minicucci Reading of the Declaration of Independence by
- Live Music – Stand Up
- Reading of excerpts from The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro by Frederick Douglass (7/5/1852)
- Live Music – Oh, Freedom!
- Reading of Emancipation Proclamation (1/1/1863)
- Reading of the Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln (11/19/1863)
- Reading of On Woman’s Right to the Suffrage by Susan B. Anthony (1873)
- Reading of Woman’s Political Future by Frances Harper – May 20, 1893
- Live Music – Suffragette medley
- Reading of excerpts from I Have a Dream by Martin Luther King, Jr (8/28/1963)
- Live Music – A Change is gonna come, (1964)
- Reading of excerpts from President Lyndon Johnson’s Speech to Congress entitled Voting Rights and the American Promise (3/15/1965)
- Live Music – Get Together (1967)