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Reading Frederick Douglass Together

June 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Join us for a public reading of Frederick Douglass’ famous 4th of July address.
The Somerville Museum and Bow Market are hosting a public reading of Frederick Douglass’s famous address, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” delivered to an AntiSlavery Society in 1852. We will be part of a number of communities across the Commonwealth that are reading this address together and reflecting on our present and past.
ALL ARE INVITED to read these famous words together on June 27th, the day that the City of Somerville will celebrate the 4th of July holiday. The reading will take place in the courtyard at Bow Market in Somerville’s Union Square.
Not only historic, this will be fun. Bow Market vendors will supply some tasty treats, so come check it out!
Discussion Leader: Keidrick Roy. In his position as Instructor of English at the US Air Force Academy in Colorado from 2015-2017, Roy received multiple awards for outstanding Academy Educator, Outstanding Research, Outstanding Instructor and more. He is currently a graduate student at Harvard University concentrating in American Studies and a Somerville resident.


June 27, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Category:


Somerville Museum
Mass Humanities
Bow Market


Bow Market
1 Bow Market Way
Somerville, 02143 United States
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