Local teens are invited to bring their voices to a community reading of Frederick Douglass’ 1852 speech, “What to a Slave is the Fourth of July?”
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The reading will take place on Sunday, June 26 at 6:00pm on the front steps of the Morse Institute Library in Natick. Each teen will then have the opportunity to read 1-3 paragraphs from the speech, which is about thirty minutes in total. The event will be filmed by local cable station Natick Pegasus.
This event is free and open to the public, co-hosted by the Natick Historical Society and Natick for Black Lives Matter. Please practice social distancing, and bring your own chair or blanket. Bathrooms at the Morse Institute Library will NOT be open.
This event is inspired by the Mass Humanities Reading Frederick Douglass program.
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