A Communal Reading of a Lecture by Frederick Douglass

 

THE MEANING OF THE FOURTH OF JULY FOR THE NEGRO

FRED.SOUD

“To work for ‘a more perfect union’ we need to start to understand complexities we’ve never really worked through.”

 

A COMMUNAL READING

OF A LECTURE BY

FREDERICK DOUGLASS

 

WHEN
SATURDAY, JUNE 28TH, 1:00PM

WHERE
AMHERST TOWN COMMON
RAIN – GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 14 BOLTWOOD AVENUE

In his fiery July 5, 1852 speech, the great abolitionist orator Frederick Douglass took exception to being asked to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence …

Sponsors: AFSC, Amherst Human Rights Commission, Amherst NAACP, David Ruggles Center, Karuna Center for Peacebuilding, Leverett Peace Commission, Mass Humanities, Mass Slavery Apology Project, NE Peace Pagoda, Peacenet, Project Unspeakable, Sankofa Foundation of the Pioneer Valley, Sojourner Truth Memorial Committee and Traprock Peace Center.

Find out more about the “Reading Frederick Douglass” statewide collaboration at http://www.masshumanities.org

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