Frederick Douglass’ alternative July 4 speech to be read aloud

FERRISBURGH —Rokeby Museum in Ferrisbugh will host a free community reading of Frederick Douglass’ most famous speech at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 3.
Asked to deliver a Fourth of July oration, Douglass refused. Instead, he delivered his powerful condemnation of American hypocrisy — “What to the slave is 4th of July” — on July 5, 1852. His words ring true more than 150 years later, and the speech is widely considered to be his best.
All are invited to add their voices to this statewide public reading sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council.
For more information, contact Jane Williamson at [email protected] or 802-877-3406.

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