Presented by Rev. Pam Gehrke. A reflection on the life and thought of Frederick Douglass, who spoke in 1852 on “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro.” How does his legacy inform our contemporary commitment to struggle for “justice, equity, and compassion in human relations”? Rev. Pam Gehrke is a Unitarian Universalist minister and a graduate of Starr King School of the Ministry. Before attending seminary, she taught writing, literature, and mythology for many years. She is a longtime member of the Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo, and lives in Burlingame with her life partner and their cat.