Community Reading: “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?”

Date(s) - July 5, 2021
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

What to the Slave is the Fourth of July? (Another Leaf Press): Douglass, Frederick: 9781482341720: Books


Community members gather online (via Zoom) to read an amended version of Frederick Douglass’ speech, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?,” given on July 5, 1852, in Rochester, New York. To register, click here.


Organizing partners, in alphabetical order: Nassau Presbyterian Church and Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church Joint Mission Committee, Not In Our Town Princeton, Paul Robeson House of Princeton, Princeton Public Library, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton.

Supporting organizations: Arts Council of Princeton, Princeton Senior Resource Center, Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice, Princeton Civil Rights Commission, Witherspoon Jackson Historical & Cultural Society, Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund, The Muslim Center of Greater Princeton, Make Us Visible NJ, Princeton Friends Meeting, YMCA Princeton, African American Cultural Collaborative of Mercer County, Campaign to End the New Jim Crow, Trenton Literacy Movement, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Historical Society of Princeton, Princeton United Methodist Church, Mt. Pisgah AME, Ujima Village Christian Church, The Hun School, We See Color, People & Stories, Municipality of Princeton,