July 4, 2024

Freedom Sounds

Thursday, July 4, 2024

Site open Noon-4pm for visits, tours, and community green space. Admission free.

Noon-3pm: Cassandra Gunkel, artist-in-residence, leads a paper-making workshop. Free, open to all ages, no supplies required. Part of the Remember the Children Memorial project

2:00pm: Bell-ringing ceremony, historical performance, and music

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

Fahrad Austin

Solo Jazz Piano

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