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“Rising Towards Unity ... when not all voices were equal”

“Rising Towards Unity ... when not all voices were equal” presents the Life of Frederick Douglass on Sunday, April 28th at 2:00 at the South Grafton Community House, 25 Main St., South Grafton.

Edward T. O’Donnell, Chair, Dept. of History at Holy Cross College, will present a lecture followed by a discussion.  Learn about this extraordinary social justice activist and why his words and work still matter today.

Frederick Douglass was born into slavery in the early nineteenth century but managed to escape when he was twenty. He settled in Massachusetts with his family for several years.  Here, he became an ardent abolitionist risking his freedom to speak out against the social injustices of slavery.  His determination to educate himself and become an effective voice for equality made him one of the most famous abolitionists of his time.

This is part of a series of events that seeks to raise awareness of the influential role our history of slavery continues to play in the United States as we struggle to achieve a more equal, just, and peaceful society.

Other events in the Rising Toward Unity series include:

  • Sunday, June 2 program on Women in the World of  Frederick Douglass with author Leigh Fought at the Community Barn.
  • Friday, July 5th “Reading Frederick Douglass Together”  on Grafton Common.

The Grafton Historical Society, Grafton Public Library, and the Unitarian Universalist Society of Grafton and Upton are proud to present these fantastic programs.  For more information visit uusgu.org/rising-towards-unity