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July 2022

Reading Frederick Douglass Together-Beverly

July 2 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Hale Farm, 39 Hale Street
Beverly, MA 01915
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Join us at Hale Farm for a community reading of Frederick Douglass’s powerful speech, “What to the American Slave is the Fourth of July?” as part of the Reading Frederick Douglass Together initiative. A collaborative endeavor with the City of Beverly, Beverly Public Schools, Salem United, Beverly Human Rights Committee, North Shore NAACP, North Shore Juneteenth, and other local individuals and organizations. Special guest speakers.

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Reading Frederick Douglass Together-Newburyport

July 3 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Garrison Statue-Brown Square, 11 Brown Square
Newburyport, MA United States
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The First Religious Society Unitarian Universalist and the Museum of Old Newbury will host an in-person community reading of Frederick Douglass's impassioned 1852 speech, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” Lend your voice to this powerful participatory event. We will gather around the Garrison statue in Brown Square, Newburyport. The reading will be followed by a discussion led by humanities scholar Katrina "Kat" Hobbs Everett, M.Ed., Co-Founder of Power of Self-Education (POSE) Inc. a community engagement &…

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Reading Frederick Douglass Together-Northampton

July 3 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Historic Northampton, 46 Bridge St.
Northampton,
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Join us for a communal reading of Frederick Douglass’ famed speech, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” Considered one of the most daring, eloquent speeches in the English language, Frederick Douglass’s fiery 1852 speech, “What to the Slave is the 4th of July?” challenges its audience, then and now, to consider the meaning of freedom, citizenship, and patriotism.

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Reading Frederick Douglass Together-Lynn

July 3 @ 6:00 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Frederick Douglass Memorial Park, Exchange Street
Lynn, MA United States
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This will be the first year North Shore Juneteenth Association will have the honor of collaborating with Wendy Joseph to organize the community reading of Frederick Douglass' speech, "The Meaning of July Fourth For The Negro". This event will feature musical performance, dance performance, vendors, and more! Join Us on July 3rd, 2022! This event is funded in part by Mass Humanities

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7th Annual Fourth of July Community Reading

July 4 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Pavilion Behind Shaw Memorial Library, 312 Main Street
Plainfield, 01070
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Join us for the LIVE Seventh Annual Fourth of July Community Reading and Discussion! All 12 and over are welcome. July 4, 2022, 10 am-noon Alden Pavilion behind Sham Memorial Library (312 Main Street, Plainfield, MA 01070) We will reading together, the Declaration of Independence and Frederick Douglass' Fourth of July Address (1852, abbr.). Then we will discuss in small groups. We will congregate under and around the pavilion. (bring a chair -- RAIN OR SHINE). The event will be…

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Reading Frederick Douglass Together-Fall River

July 4 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Greater Fall River Art Association, 80 Belmont St.
Fall River, MA United States
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The Greater Fall River Art Association and the Mass Humanities are pleased to present a reading of Frederick Douglass' "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July" speech Monday, July 4, 2022 beginning at 10 AM. For information on the day's schedule of events, please click the link below. Events | greaterfallriverart (greaterfallriverartassociation.org)

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Reading Frederick Douglass Together-North Andover

July 4 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
North Andover Common North Andover, MA United States View on Google Maps
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Please join the Friends of the 1836 Meeting House for a communal reading of Frederick Douglass' speech "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July".

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Reading Frederick Douglass Together-Norwood

July 4 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Free

Join us for a public reading of Frederick Douglass' speech "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July".

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Reading Frederick Douglass Together-Springfield

July 4 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Court Square Springfield, MA United States View on Google Maps
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Join us for a communal reading of Frederick Douglass' speech "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July".

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Reading Frederick Douglass Together-East Falmouth

July 5 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Cape Cod Cape Verdean Museum and Cultural Center, 67 Davisville Rd.
East Falmouth, MA United States
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Join us for a reading of Frederick Douglass' speech, "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?"

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