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High Rock Tower will honor Frederick Douglass with a reading of his Independence Day speech

LYNN — High Rock Tower will pay homage to Frederick Douglass on July 3 during the eighth annual reading of his Independence Day speech.

“We’ve made this our own celebration because we have a lot going for us,” said Wendy Joseph, co-chair of Lynn Douglass 200th Bicentennial Committee. “We do it at High Rock because Douglass was very close with the Hutchinson family, who owned it back in the day.”

The free event starts at 6 p.m. on Tuesday and will provide free pony rides for children, an array of food trucks and vendors to purchase goods from, and a number of local talents who will perform throughout the evening. Attendees can access the top of the tower to view the firework shows that will light up the sky across the North Shore.

Extra parking can be found at the KIPP Academy school and police detail will be in attendance to ensure the safety of everyone there.

“The message behind this event keeps getting more relatable with everything that’s going on today,” said Joseph. “Community is a concept with like-minded people that you create a family with.”

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