Melville, Douglass, Hawthorne and More
An Illustrated Talk by Robert Wallace at Arrowhead
Saturday, August 3, 2013.
3:00 p.m.--Dr. Robert Wallace will present an illustrated talk ”Fugitive Justice: Douglass, Melville and Chief Justice Shaw” Tracing the complex interrelationship between the three men, the talk will place special emphasis on the literal, legal, and fictional status of slaves.
In the barn at Arrowhead.
4:00 p.m.--John Braden will read from his work, “In the Shadow of Greatness”.
In the South Parlor at Arrowhead.
Sunday, August 4, 2013.
9:30 a.m.--Join the Berkshire Historical Society and the Trustees of Reservations for the Annual Monument Mountain Hike. The hike commemorates the occasion when Melville met Hawthorne.
Meet at the Route 7 parking entrance to Monument Mountain at 9:15 a.m.
2:00 p.m.—Dr. Wallace will facilitate a public reading of Frederick Douglass’ speech, ”The Meaning of the Fourth of July for the Negro”, a speech given by Douglass on July 5,1852 which explored the inconsistency between Independence Day celebrations and the continued enslavement of Blacks. The reading will be done by audience volunteers.
On the South Lawn at Arrowhead.
All programs are free and open to the public. The lectures are partially underwritten by MassHumanites. For all our exhibits and a fuller explanation of these events our website is www.mobydick.org .