What to the Slave is 4th of July? A Community Reading

July 6, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Egleston Square Main Street
3134 Washington St
MA 02119
Egleston Square Main Street

What to the Slave is 4th of July? A Reading
Robert Lawson Place in Egleston Square
(Corner of Washington St & Columbus Ave)

Egleston Square Main Street invite all to the 2nd annual Egleston Square reading of Frederick Douglass’ famous Fourth of July address, The Meaning of the Fourth of July for the Negro.

David Blight called Douglass’ Fourth of July address “abolition’s rhetorical masterpiece.” Here’s an excerpt from that famous Douglass’ speech:

“Fellow citizens, why am I called upon to speak here to-day? What have I, or those I represent, to do with your national independence? Do you mean, citizens, to mock me, by asking me to speak today? What, to the American slave, is your Fourth of July?”

Please email [email protected] if interested in reading.