Jul 7, 2021
Even over 150 years later, Frederick Douglass's famous speech asks hard questions of those of us in liberal religious communities. This service features a community reading of an abridged version of Douglass's powerful words from July 5, 1852, which demand that we reckon with the national sin of slavery and its enduring legacy.
Prayer by Amy Anderson.
Podcast introduction music composed and played by First
Parish Music Director Emeritus, Kenneth Seitz: “Amen, Blessed
number 14 in the First Parish songbook, Singing Toward Justice.
Introduction language is the Mission Statement adopted in 2010 spoken here by First Parish lay leaders and Rev. Marta Morris Flanagan.