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Reading Frederick Douglass Together with the Somerville Museum
July 2 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
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. We will be part of a number of communities across the Commonwealth that are reading this address together and reflecting on our present and past. Given the current pandemic conditions, this event will look different than last year. With the help of the Somerville Media Center, we will be creating a video that will be a collection of people pre-recording themselves reading sections of the famous speech. We will play the video on a live Zoom event on Thursday, July 2nd at 6:30pm followed by a discussion led by Keidrick Roy, our project scholar, who is a graduate student at Harvard University concentrating in American Studies and a Somerville resident.