July 4, 2023

Concord School House and Upper Burying Ground view with 13 star flag

Speaking out for Freedom

Bell-ringing ceremony and historical performances by Grounded Theatre Company:

Tuesday, July 4, 2023, 2pm

Admission free. Bring a lawn chair if you wish. 

Performance to be held in the Upper Burying Ground. Site open Noon-4pm for visits and tours

Dameisha Jackson

as Sarah Mapps Douglass

Maurice Tucker

as Frederick Douglass

Shav'on Smith

Founder / Artistic Director, 

Grounded Theatre Company

Frederick Douglass, autographed portrait photograph, Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Papers, University of Pennsylvania Archives

Learn more about Sarah Mapps Douglass

Learn more about Douglass and his speech, "What to the Slave is the 4th of July?": National Museum of African American History & Culture