July 16, 6P
“What to the American Slave is Your Fourth of July?” A Community Reading
3rd Thursday, North Street, Pittsfield, MA
presented by LEV, Pittsfield July 4th Parade Committee, Office of Representative Tricia Farley-Bouvier, Mass Humanities
Everyone is invited to this community reading of an excerpt of Frederick Douglass’ famous speech on human rights, African Americans and the meaning of the Fourth of July and the federal Constitution. Come to the event and read a part of this speech (no more than a few sentences), then participate in a discussion of the meaning of freedom today. No one is too old or too young to be a reader—this is a wonderful family activity to celebrate American freedom.