July 4th Oration - the Struggle for Justice Continues | WAMC
  • July 4
  • The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence - virtual, Albany
  • July 4, 2020
  • Category: Community Events

Event Details

  • July 4, 2020
  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Free
  • PRE-REGISTRATION is REQUIRED for this virtual event
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Event Description

Frederick Douglass - shall not be silent

Using the 1852 address by Douglass as a framework, the Oration examines issues of liberty, citizenship, civic engagement and social responsibility from the historical perspective in light of contemporary injustice. “Today, the COVID-19 pandemic shines a spotlight on longstanding inequities among Americans in health conditions and economic security,” said Education Center co-founder Paul Stewart. “Recent events in Minneapolis, Louisville and elsewhere are generating renewed outrage over injustice in police treatment of minority communities. Amidst these twin crises, Frederick Douglass’s address rings out from history, reminding us we must learn from the past to create the future all Americans deserve.” Featured speakers for this virtual event will be Gretchen Sorin, author of “Driving While Black: African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights,” and Jonathan Jones, Commissioner of Recreation, Youth and Workforce Services for the City of Albany. PRE-REGISTRATION and COMPLETE DETAILS are available at https://undergroundrailroadhistory.org/event/july-4th-oration-2020/

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