Sage Professor Skotnes to Speak at Underground Railroad July 4 Event

June 27, 2011 at 9:39 am

A July 4th Oration - With Liberty and Justice for All?

Frederick Douglass's 1852 speech, What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?, challenged the rhetoric of America with the conditions of Africans and African Americans in America at his time. On July 4th we revisit Douglass's challenges in light of our modern setting in the current political era. 

Join us to reflect on this history, its relationship with us today, and the ways in which we can carry on a legacy of response to continuing injustices.

Guest Speaker: Andor Skotnes, Ph.D., Professor of History of the Americas in the Department of History, Law, and Government, Sage Colleges, Troy

 When: Monday, July 4th from 11am-1pm

Where: Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence

            194 Livingston Avenue

            Albany, New York 12210

Please Bring your Own Chair

Free and open to the public

Refreshments will be provided following the program

On-street parking is available on Livingston Avenue and on Third Street

Sponsored by: Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region, Inc.

Contact information: or 518-432-4432