Recorded by Old Rochester Community TV
This event was sponsored by a grant from Mass Humanities which creates opportunities for the people of Massachusetts to transform their lives and build a more equitable commonwealth through the humanities.
They do this through grants, programs, and partnerships with nonprofits around the Bay State. Their work is made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Mass Cultural Council, and the generosity of their donors.
They support a thriving humanities ecosystem in Massachusetts. Humanities organizations and institutions serve towns and cities in every corner of the Commonwealth, creating free public events, innovative digital projects, and community conversations that bring people together to understand our shared lives and diverse traditions.
A very special thank you to Dr. Moise St. Louis for his moving introduction to Frederick Douglass's speech and the readers that gave their time freely to ensure this event took place: