2022 NORWOOD READS FREDERICK DOUGLASS TOGETHER

The 2022 Frederick Douglass event was part of Norwood's annual July 4 festivities. 2022 was also the first Juneteenth Celebration held on Norwood Town Common on June 18.. Attendees at Juneteenth were invited to volunteer for the Reading Frederick Douglass event.

2021 NORWOOD READS FREDERICK DOUGLASS

Independence Day 2021

After cancelling the reenactment of Douglass' 1852 speech in 2020 due to the pandemic, Old Parish Preservation Volunteers resumed the annual event for Independence Day 2021.  Over 35 volunteer readers read sections of the famous speech to an audience of 75 at the gravesite of Douglass' fellow abolitionist Rev. Edwin Thompson..

2019 NORWOOD READS FREDERICK DOUGLASS

Independence Day 2019

The 2019 Old Parish event for Independence Day observance was the reading of Frederick Douglass' July 4, 1852 Speech.  Over 50 volunteers read sections of the famous speech to an audience of 100.