Frederick Douglass was a 19th-century social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer and statesman. After escaping from slavery, he became a national leader of the abolitionist movement in New York and Massachusetts. On July 5, 1852, Douglass delivered an address to the ladies of the Rochester Anti-Slavery Sewing Society at an event commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence. This speech eventually became known as “The Meaning of the Fourth of July for the Negro.”
Take a turn reading this powerful and eloquent speech with other community members. Reading will be on the front steps of the library or in the Hayes Room in case of rain.
Co-sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council program
Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. 223-3338
July 3rd Independence Day Celebration is the Capital City’s largest festival of the year with many activities happening downtown throughout the day and more than 35 food and craft vendors lining State Street.
Come refill your cup before starting a new week. Every fourth Sunday of the month, families gather at Downstreet’s community space for a light supper and a chance to connect with other parents. Free for parents and caregivers with children 3 and under. Older siblings welcome! RSVP encouraged.