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October 2, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Time Details:
Seating and capacity are limited. Doors open at 6:30 PM.
Hampton History Museum
120 Old Hampton Lane
Hampton, VA 23669
Museum members free, non-members $5
As Frederick Douglass
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The Frederick Douglass Speaking Tour

Monday, October 2, 2017

Experience this dramatic presentation by poet, author and spoken word performer Nathan Richardson as he brings to life the physical and spiritual essence of the influential social reformer and statesman Frederick Douglass. Richardson as Douglass will speak in vivid detail about his life as a slave, his escape to freedom and his rise as a great writer, orator and abolitionist. He will recite excerpts from some of his historic speeches including "What to the Slave is the 4th of July" (1852), and "Women's Suffrage" (1888). At the close of the program, the audience can ask questions of Douglass. Frederick Douglass, born on February 14, 1818 in Talbot County, Maryland, was a slave who escaped and became an abolitionist, orator, writer and statesman. He wrote three autobiographies and published a newspaper, The North Star. During the Civil War Douglass became an adviser to President Abraham Lincoln, was appointed U.S. marshall to D.C. and counsel general to the Republic of Haiti.