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“What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” Communal Reading
July 3 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
He had Lincoln’s ear, now lend him yours.
Join us for a public reading of Frederick Douglass’ famous Fourth of July address. Emma Hodgdon, our wonderful Tufts Summer Intern, will be representing the Robbins House.
Mass Humanities coordinates annual public readings of Frederick Douglass’ “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” with communities and organizations around the state. A group of people take turns reading parts of the speech until they have read all of it. These events open up discourse on race relations and citizenship, and raise awareness of the influential role slavery continues to play in our history and national discourse.
This event takes place on Boston Common and is our flagship Reading Frederick Douglass gathering.