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Being Frederick Douglass: A Historical Figure Portrayal

1-February from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Free - $10.00

Being Frederick Douglass: A Historical Figure Portrayal with John H. Anderson

February 1, 2023 | 6pm – 7pm

Frederick Douglass Gymnasium | 111 Olivia Street

Guest speaker John H. Anderson will portray historical figure Frederick Douglass in a special program at 6:00PM to 7:00PM at the Frederick Douglass Gymnasium. The program is FREE and everyone is encouraged to join.

Anderson is the son of Civil War re-enactors and has been part of his mother’s reenactment troop for 17 years. He chose to learn the role of the famed abolitionist orator Frederick Douglass and began giving speeches and discussions on the Civil War and the contribution of people of color.

In his portrayal, Anderson will first discuss the political and sociological impacts of the violent and unstable time period surrounding the Civil War and how African-Americans helped shape the nation we live in today. Donning historically accurate clothing, he performs as freed slave turned abolitionist and author Frederick Douglass.

Funding for this program was provided through a grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.


February 1
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Free - $10.00
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Frederick Douglass Gym, Key west
111 Olivia Street
Key West, FL 33040 United States
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