Frederick Douglass Reading at Library Feb 13

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On
 Thursday,
 February 
13, 
2014 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 
3rd year in 
commemoration
 of 
Black
 History
 Month 
and 
Frederick
 Douglass’
 time 
in 
Lynn.

fdFebruary
 is 
also 
significant 
because 
it 
was
 believed 
that
 Douglass 
was 
born 
in 
the 
month
 because of 
a 
notation 
in 
a 
plantation
 log
 where 
he 
was 
born.

 Douglass
 himself 
thought 
that 
his 
birthday
 could
 have 
been 
Valentine’s
 Day 
because 
his 
mother 
referred 
to 
him 
as 
her 
“little
 valentine.”

Frederick
 Douglass 
wrote 
his 
autobiography
 in
 Lynn,
 Mass.
 in 
the 
winter 
of 
1845 
while
 living 
on 
Newhall 
Street. 

He 
wrote 
it
 mainly 
to 
refute
 doubters 
who
 did 
not 
believe 
that 
he
 had
 been 
a 
slave 
because
 he 
was 
such 
a 
powerful
 intellectual 
“educated”
 orator.

The 
book 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 
to 
sit
 and listen as 
Lynn’s 
local 
hero 
Frederick 
Douglass
 is 
celebrated.

Free 
copy 
of 
book 
to 
first
 50 
readers.

Light 
refreshments 
will
 be 
provided
 by 
the 
North 
Shore 
Community
 College
 Black
 History
 Month 
Committee.

The Lynn Public Library is located at 5 N. Common Street.

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Julia Greene

It is Thursday, February 13, 2014 and we are still on at the Lynn Public Library starting at 3:00 p.m. to read OUT-LOUD “The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass”. Douglass wrote his autobiography here in Lynn, Mass during the snowy winter of 1845, much like this winter of 2014. If you have cabin fever–or not–come on down, stay as long as you want and read along, read out loud or just listen, make some art, and have some cake to both celebrate Douglass who was born in February, and Black History Month. We usually finish between 7:30 –… Read more »