Adams: Students to read Frederick Douglass speech


The Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum will host a reading of Frederick Douglass's 1852 speech, "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July," at 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, at 67 East Road.

The shared reading will be led by Drury High School student Kiara Taylor, who has helped to organize students from Pittsfield, Adams, North Adams, Chester, and Williamstown.

The reading will be followed by a discussion, led by Professor Donald Pecor of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, and refreshments.

The text of this speech, as well as accompanying materials, are available online at the Mass Humanities website,

For more information, contact Colleen Janz at the Museum at 413-743-7121 or


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