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Concord Journal covers Frederick Douglass event

Concord Journal, Thursday, July 30, 2015, Page A6

The Robbins House, the center for Concord’s African-American history, recently hosted a community reading of Frederick Douglass’ speech “The Meaning of the July Fourth for the Negro.” 

The event was sponsored by Massachusetts Humanities, a non-profit with the goal of “Improving Civic Life: Their grants inspire considered thought, conversation, and action through the humanities disciplines.” The event was facilitated by Guy Peartree, dressed as Douglass, leading the audience of over 50 people in a participatory reading of Douglass’s speech through to its dramatic conclusion, with all voices raised in unison for the last three paragraphs. 
Events continue at the Robbins House throughout the summer. For information:

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