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Reading Frederick Douglass Together in Somerville

July 1 @ 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM EDT

Funded by Mass Humanities
Cost: Free
The Somerville Museum will be hosting a reading of Frederick Douglass’ famous address, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” delivered to an AntiSlavery Society in 1852. The reading will be followed by a discussion led by Keidrick Roy, our Project Scholar and Trustee of the Somerville Museum.
We will be part of a number of communities across the Commonwealth that are reading this address together and reflecting on our past and present.
Keidrick Roy is a Ph.D. graduate in American Studies at Harvard University. His dissertation explored race, religion, and political philosophy in European and American intellectual history. In 2018 Keidrick co-curated an exhibit on the postbellum writings of Frederick Douglass for the American Writers Museum in Chicago, and he is currently working on an exhibition for the Houghton Library at Harvard University entitled “Reframing the Racial State.” Keidrick is a former military nuclear operations officer and Instructor of English at the United States Air Force Academy. Keidrick is a Trustee of the Somerville Museum and led our 2020 Summer Discussion Series, “Race, Fragility, and Anti-Racism.” For more information check out www.somervillemuseum.org.
The cost for this event is free, and all are encouraged to participate.
Special thanks to @bowmarket for their support and use of their space.
This event and program is supported and funded by Mass Humanities. Funding from Mass Humanities has been provided through the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Details

Date:
July 1
Time:
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Cost:
Free
Website:
www.eventbrite.com/e/reading-frederick-douglass-together-tickets-159040361001

Organizer

Somerville Museum
Email:
info@somervillemuseum.org
Website:
www.somervillemuseum.org

Other

Format
public discussion
If yes, Grant ID #
108-21
Region
Greater Boston

Venue

Bow Market
1 Bow Market Way
Somerville,
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