On July 8, 1776 the Declaration of Independence was read publicly for the first time in three places - Philadelphia, Easton, Pa., and Trenton, NJ. In this episode of Meet Trenton, Pace Center Assistant Director David Brown, a native Trentonian, talks with David Niescior, a historical interpreter with the the Old Barracks Museum, and Algernon Ward Jr., a social activist, community organizer, and historical reenactor with 1st Rhode Island Regiment, 6th Regiment United States Colored Troops, and The Ebony Doughboys. Explore with us how history helps us understand the present, what the reading of the Declaration of Independence meant during colonial times, and what its ideals of freedom, equality, and liberty mean for us today.

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