Broaden Your Celebration: Frederick Douglass on the 4th 

Community Reading, noon, July 3, Boston Common

This annual event gathers Boston residents, activists, and public officials for a communal reading of an abridged version of Frederick Douglass’ powerful 1852 speech, “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?” Mass Humanities has organized other readings around the state, or you can hear James Earl Jones read a portion of what many consider Douglass’ finest oration. Consider the implications of his words in 2017.