Reading Frederick Douglass in Lowell

Yesterday at noon 80 people gathered at St. Anne’s Church on Merrimack Street in Lowell to listen to and participate in a public reading of “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?” a speech originally delivered by Frederick Douglass on July 5, 1852 to the Rochester Ladies’ Anti-Slavery…

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Memorial Day 1919

Yesterday at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium, I delivered the following remarks at the Greater Lowell Veterans Council Memorial Day service. For the past several years on Memorial Day and Veterans Day, we’ve made frequent mention of World War I in recognition of the centennial observance of that conflict. That war…

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Matthew Shepard Story Continues

Web photo courtesy of Matthew Shepard Foundation He Continues to Make a Difference: The Story of Matthew Shepard All are welcome to attend this program which uses poetry, photographs, and creative visualization to explore the impact of Matthew Shepard’s murder on the world .Monday, May 19, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.,…

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