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

July 5, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Community members in the third annual reading of an amended version of Frederick Douglass’ influential speech, given on July 5, 1852 to the Rochester Ladies Anti-Slavery Society.

The life and works of Frederick Douglass continue to shape our understanding of America. One of the most celebrated orators of his day, Douglass’ powerful language, resolute denunciations of slavery and forceful examination of the Constitution challenge us to think about the histories we tell, the values they teach, and if our actions match our aspirations.

This virtual program will be held Wednesday, July 5 at 7:30 pm. In order to receive a link for the program, please register.  

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

Community partners: African American Cultural Collaborative of Mercer County, Arts Council of Princeton, Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice, Bending the Moral Arc, CASA for Children of Mercer and Burlington, Coalition for Peace Action, First Baptist Church of Princeton, Historical Society of Princeton, I Am Trenton Community Foundation, The Jewish Center of Princeton, Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Make Us Visible New Jersey,Mass Incarceration Task Force, Mercer County Community College, Morningstar Church of God in Christ, Mount Pisgah AME Church, Municipality of Princeton, Muslim Center of Greater Princeton, Paul Robeson Charter School, Princeton Civil Rights Commission, PDS Black Alumni, Princeton Charter School, Princeton Middle School, Princeton Public Schools, Princeton Senior Resource Center, Princeton Union Baptist Church of Trenton, NAACP ACT SO, United Methodist Church, PU Office of Community and Regional Affairs, Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Princeton, Trenton Literacy Movement, Trenton Spoken Word, Ujima Village Christian Church, United Mercer Interfaith Organization, Westminster Presbyterian Church; Woman, Cradle of Abundance; WorkWell Partnership, YWCA of Princeton, YMCA of Princeton.

For questions, please contact Kim Dorman of the Princeton Public Library.


July 5, 2023
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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