Frederick Douglass NOW: Claude Purdy Festival

ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE

FREDERICK DOUGLASS NOW
By Roger Guenveur Smith
Part of the Claude Edison Purdy Festival

Two hundred years ago Frederick Douglass was born into slavery. Likely the son of his slavemaster, Douglass liberated himself at twenty years old and began a new life using his exceptional skills as an orator, writer, journalist, and politician to fight for the abolition of slavery, women’s suffrage, and an end to racial discrimination. He died arguably the most recognized abolitionist in the world. In this poetic remix, acclaimed artist Roger Guenveur Smith lifts up the legacy of this great man, weaving his story through a modern constellation of American power, politics, and promise.

MULTIMEDIA AND PRESS

DATES AND TICKETS

Thursday, January 25, 2018 // 7:30PM

Friday, January 26, 2018 // 7:30PM

Saturday, January 27, 2018 // 2:00PM

Saturday, January 27, 2018 // 7:30PM

Sunday, January 28, 2018 // 2:00PM

Sunday, January 28, 2018 // 7:30PM