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.