Contact Us

Douglass’ 1852 Speech Remembered, Discussed In New Bedford

TSM – Ron Hill of New Bedford reads a portion of Douglass’ 1852 July 4th Speech.

The New Bedford Historical Society is again remembering the contributions of abolitionist Frederick Douglass. 

The Society on Wednesday hosted a communal reading at the Friends Meeting House of Douglass’ fiery 1852 speech…”The Meaning of the Fourth of July to a Negro.” 

Douglass told his audience that the nation was 76 years old, and reflected on what that meant.  Society presdient Lee Blake offers one view…..

 

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Douglass came to New Bedford in 1838 after escaping slavery, and went on to become an outspoken advocate of freedom for all men and women. 

Douglas spoke across the country about the human sufferings of slavery.  He also served as an advisor to six Presidents . 

The Historical Society joins Mass. Humanities and other organizations honoring Douglass and his Fourth of July speech.

TSM – Spectators follow along at Friends Meeting House

More From WBSM

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wbsm.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on WBSM - New Bedford's Local Source For News, Talk, and Sports! quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on WBSM - New Bedford's Local Source For News, Talk, and Sports! quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!