The annual July 4 reading of a Frederick Douglass speech at Inkwell Beach in Oak Bluffs will take place online this year, with participants sending their segments in advance by video.

Renaissance House, a retreat for writers of color and writers on social justice, has produced the participatory reading of Mr. Douglass’s famous 1852 oration What To The Slave Is The Fourth Of July? at the beach for the past 20 years, founder Abigail McGrath wrote in an emailed announcement.

This year, Ms. McGrath wrote, organizers are asking readers to send in home videos of themselves reading portions of the speech.

“Renaissance House will take those videos and knit them together,” she wrote. “They will show it on MVTV, Youtube and other outlets.”

Those interested in taking part in this year’s reading are asked to email for instructions.