CARRBORO, N.C. -- Carrboro Mayor Damon Seils is pleased to announce that the Town of Carrboro will hold its Ninth Annual Community Reading of the Frederick Douglass essay “The Meaning of the Fourth of July for the Negro” on Monday, July 4, 2022.
The reading will occur from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St. Introductory remarks will be provided by NC Central University Professor Irving Joyner. From 1984 to 1992, Professor Joyner served as the Associate Dean of NCCU School of Law. He regularly teaches courses in criminal law; criminal procedure; civil rights; and race and the law.
Frederick Douglass’ essay reflects a sobering point of view about what is commonly considered to be America’s Independence Day, and is a part of the history of this country that should be recognized and remembered. The community is urged to attend and listen to the reading of this compelling work.