Reading Frederick Douglass

Our 4th annual public reading of Frederick Douglass’ powerful and lastingly relevant speech, “The Meaning of the Fourth of July to the Negro,” will take place July 2, 6:30 pm, at the Norwich Congregational Church.

Everyone is invited to participate, whether as a reader or a listener. Refreshments and conversation to follow.

Reading Frederick Douglass is a program of the Vermont Humanities Council and is co-hosted by the Library, the Norwich Congregational Church and St. Barnabas Episcopal Church. This event is free and appropriate for all ages. Copies of the speech will be available at the Library and the event.

For more information, please contact Lucinda Walker at 649-1184 or via email (