This Sunday, experience what makes Charleston the best city in America! A public reading of the Declaration of Independence will take place at 9AM this Sunday July the 4th at the Old Exchange Building (Broad and East Bay Streets)
The Declaration of Independence was originally read publicly from this location for the first time in 1776:
'The Declaration of Independence of the United States of America is a powerful source of energy driving the American time machine. More than 240 years ago, this document was spoken aloud, debated, revised, even shouted, and then recorded in ink for posterity. On the Fourth of July, our nation celebrates the birthday of the concept of the United States. Here in the City of Charleston, we also invoke the vitality contained within the text the Declaration of Independence by giving living voice to that venerable document. In so doing, we recall the roots of our imperfect union, the brashness of the very concept of an American republic, and the sacrifice of the men and women who have labored through the ages to preserve and refine the American experiment we too-often take for granted.'
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