On July 5, 1852, Frederick Douglass delivered one of the most famous speeches in American history. His powerful words still convict white America over a century and a half later. Join the Reverend Peter Thompson for a close reading of Douglass’ text and a discussion about how love of country and the fight for racial justice intersect. click the image to join us Wednesdays, July 1-15, 6:30-8 pm
David Blight, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom" and Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition at Yale, reflects on Frederick Douglass’ landmark Fourth of July oration and the profound questions it continues to raise about patriotism, Christianity, and race.
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