Burlington Peace and Justice: A Participatory Reading of Frederick Douglass’ “The Meaning of the 4th of July for the Negro”

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The Burlington Peace & Justice Center presents a Participatory Reading of Frederick Douglass’ “The Meaning of the 4th of July for the Negro" on the 163rd anniversary (July 5, 1852) at Burlington City Hall. As a community event, they invite you to reconsider the meaning of freedom and racial justice through a historical lens as we celebrate our nation’s Independence Day. Copies of the speech will be provided and audience members are encouraged to partake in the shared reading of this influential speech.  

For more information or to be involved in the planning as a community member, group or organization please contact Kyle at 863-2345 ext 6 or program@pjcvt.org or kyle@pjcvt.org. Everyone welcome. Click here for the medium version of the speech (this is the version we will be reading at this event).

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  • Production Date: 07/02/2015
  • Catalog Number: 10496
  • Archive Number: 10496
  • Series: none
  • Length: *0:45:33
  • Town: Burlington
  • Geography: Vermont
  • Event Type: General
  • Content Type: Other


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