Be A Reader At Our “Reading Frederick Douglass Together” Program
Are you interested in helping to convey the historic words of abolitionist Frederick Douglass to today’s public?
We’re looking for people of all ages to serve as orators for the “Reading Frederick Douglass Together” program to be held July 18 at 2 p.m. on The Lawn at Loring Greenough House, 12 South St., Jamaica Plain, Mass., 02130. In this program, designated readers will present sections of the speech Douglass gave on July 5, 1852, in Rochester, N.Y., titled “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro.” The program will highlight the continuing significance of Douglass’ speech, a pointed critique of racism and white supremacy in America that rebukes the embrace of slavery.
Orators will take turns reading selections from the speech, which they will be given in advance. After the reading, we will have a discussion led by former state representative Byron Rushing. The program will close with a reception.
If you are interested in being an orator, please contact Dorothy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Reading Frederick Douglass Together” is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Loring Greenough House, in conjunction with Historic New England, the Jamaica Plain Historical Society, the Roxbury Historical Society, and the Shirley-Eustis House. The program is made possible by a grant from Mass Humanities, which provided funding through the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC).