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July 2022

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
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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Reading Frederick Douglass Together-Sharon

July 5 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
Memorial Park Beach Sharon, MA United States View on Google Maps

Join us for a reading of Frederick Douglass' famous speech, "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?"

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August 2022

Zoom Lecture: National Sailing Hall of Fame Inductee, Captain Bill Pinkney

August 3 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Cape Cod Maritime Museum, 135 South Street
Hyannis, 02601
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Captain Pinkney will discuss the two greatest achievements of his sailing career. In 1992, he became the first African American to complete a 27,000-mile solo circumnavigation of the globe, along one of the most challenging routes through the southern oceans. His inspirational story was closely followed by 1,000 school children, who listened to his progress by radio. In 2000, he was made captain of the AMISTAD, a replica of the 1839 vessel known for the revolt of its would-be slaves.…

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October 2022

Zoom Lecture: The Effect of Climate Change on Cultural Heritage

October 16 @ 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Cape Cod Maritime Museum, 135 South Street
Hyannis, 02601
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Lighthouses, farmsteads, cemeteries, ancient shell middens and shipwrecks--all are part of Cape Cod's history, as well as our present. But what about the future? With the likelihood of rising sea level and more severe storms, climate change poses a real threat not just to natural resources and ecosystems, but to cultural resources as well. Cape Cod National Seashore Historian Bill Burke will discuss what the National Park Service is doing to prepare for climate change effects on prehistoric and historic…

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