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Barbershop Readings & Discussion

  • Razor Sharp 118 Liberty Street Newburgh (map)

Barbershops are sacred anchors of our community. This is a place where we come together to confide, to share, to discuss, to observe, to learn, to engage and more.

As a kick-off event to the 150th anniversary of Frederick Douglass visiting Newburgh, we are hosting a public reading and discussion at three local barbershops. At each barbershop, the public, but especially men and boys, will read and discuss six short readings by African American authors on the topic of civic engagement.

To receive the readings in advance, email

Support for this program is provided by Humanities New York. Image Credit: Kerry James Marshall 'De Style'1993


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