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Reading Frederick Douglass Together

July 9, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We’d like to invite you to a special event celebrating the writings of Frederick Douglass – who seems to have been in the news quite a bit recently!

Mass Humanities coordinates annual public readings of Frederick Douglass’ famous Fourth of July address, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” with communities and organizations around the state. A group of people take turns reading parts of the speech until they have read all of it. Our event will be followed by a “Civility Dinner.” All are invited to bring a meal, and after the address we will all enjoy a picnic together.

On the grounds of the Bacon Free Library
(Eliot Church Sanctuary in case of rain)
58 Eliot St (Rt. 16) South Natick, MA

You can be a reader! When you come to the event, sign up to read a brief portion of Frederick Douglass’ 4th of July Address and other works. Please fill out the following form to register for a reading slot (or you can call the library – 508-653-6730)

Join us for a meaningful community gathering:


This event is jointly sponsored by the Eliot Church, Bacon Free Library, and Natick Historical Society.


July 9, 2017
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Bacon Free Library
58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States
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(508) 653-6730

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