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Douglass 200 Performance: "Frederick Douglass: His Voice, His Legacy"

Time: 
4/16/18 - 12:45 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: 
Frederick Douglass Plaza, Hornbake Library


Join the College of Arts and Humanities (ARHU), the Department of Communication and the Rosenker Center for Political Communication and Civic Leadership for “Frederick Douglass: His Voice, His Legacy,” a community spoken word event commemorating the bicentennial of Frederick Douglass' birth.

Students from UMD's Communication classes will deliver speeches from Maryland abolitionist, statesman and famed orator, Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) in honor of his 200th birthday. Participating students have selected short passages from his 19th-century speeches that hold meaning for them today. 

  • Session I, 12:50-1:00 p.m.
  • Session II, 1:50-2:00 p.m.
  • Session III, 2:50-3:00 p.m.

Performance sessions will be held outdoors in Frederick Douglass Plaza outside of Hornbake Library at 4130 Campus Drive, College Park, MD 20740.

View the event flyer here. View programming for the University of Maryland's 200th Birthday Celebration of Frederick Douglass ("Douglass 200") here.