Take part in a marathon reading of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave in celebration of the 200th anniversary of Douglass’ birth. Everyone is welcome! Just stop by for your chance to read aloud from the book or to hear others doing so — no appointment necessary. All youth readers will receive a free copy of the book to take home.
July 19, noon – 2 p.m.: Harold Hacker Hall, 1st Floor, Rundel Memorial Building, Central Library of Rochester &Monroe County, 115 South Ave.
July 20, 10 a.m. – noon: Rare Books, Special Collections & Preservation, Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester
July 20, 2 – 4 p.m.: Frederick Douglass Community Library, 971 South Ave.
July 21, noon – 2 p.m.: Phillis Wheatley Community Library, 33 Dr. Samuel McCree Way
July 22, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.: Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave.
This event is part of the Re-Energizing the Legacy of Frederick Douglass Project in association with the national One Million Abolitionists project of the Frederick Douglass Family Initiative. The marathon read is sponsored by the Rochester Public Library, Brighton Public Library, the University of Rochester Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, Writers & Books and the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commemoration Committee. Special thanks to Michelle Garcia-Daniels.