2nd Annual Public Reading of Frederick Douglass Autobiography Feb 12 at Library

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On Tuesday, February 12, 2013 from 3‐8 p.m. at the Lynn Public Library there will be a public reading of The Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, Written By Himself.

This event is being held for the second year in a row in commemoration of Black History Month and Frederick Douglass’ time in Lynn. This year the event is taking place on Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday. It is also the 150th year anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and issued by Lincoln on January 1, 1863 to free all slaves. There will be a large copy of the Emancipation Proclamation on hand as well as other document copies and posters.

Frederick Douglass wrote his autobiography in Lynn, Mass. in the winter of 1845. It is the gripping story of his life in slavery and his bold escape to the North and to freedom. The public is invited to join in as the book is read aloud from 3‐8 pm. People are welcome to stay as long as they want, take part by reading aloud a page, make some art or just listen as Lynn’s local hero Frederick Douglass is celebrated.

Free copy of book to first 50 readers

 

What: 2nd Annual Frederick Douglass Read‐Out‐Loud‐A‐Thon

The Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, Written By Himself

 

When: Tuesday, February 12, 2013

 

Time: 3:00 ‐ 8:00 p.m.

 

Where: Lynn Public Library, 5 N. Common Street

 

 

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