Marion Art Center to host public reading of Frederick Douglas speech

Jun 17, 2021

MARION — The Marion Art Center will host a live public reading of an 1852 speech by Frederick Douglas entitled, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” on Monday, July 3 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Bicentennial Park.

The speech will be given by a “diverse group of orators” and will be followed by additional remarks and an informal group discussion.

The event is free as part of a statewide initiative by Mass Humanities. Guests should bring their own seating.