Chapel Hill Public Library is one of several organizations celebrating the life and legacy of the abolitionist, orator, and newspaper publisher Frederick Douglass on the occasion of his 200th birthday.

For a look at more events in our community celebrating Frederick Douglass’ 200th birthday, visit the Orange County website

 

 

 

Douglass portrait by Blake Chamberlain.

  • Kickoff Celebration
    January 25, 2018
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    - Kick off a community-wide celebration of the life and legacy of Frederick Douglass with an evening of art and song. Visionary artist Tarish Pipkins, aka Jeghetto, will unveil his newest creation, a Frederick Douglass puppet and multi-media performance. Mary D. Williams, acclaimed gospel singer and scholar, will celebrate Douglass by singing the story of the African-American experience - from slavery to abolition and beyond. United Church of Chapel Hill. Click here for directions.
  • Bright Star Theatre 1
    February 11, 2018
    2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
    - Celebrate a hero of American History with this production from a highly acclaimed touring theater company. This show - best for 3rd graders through adults - highlights Douglass' awe-inspiring life, from his escape from a Maryland plantation to his days as a newspaper publisher, and celebrates both the power of education and a life of courage. Meeting Room B

  • Bright Star Theatre 2
    February 11, 2018
    4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
    - Celebrate a hero of American History with this production from a highly acclaimed touring theater company. This show - best for 3rd graders through adults - highlights Douglass' awe-inspiring life, from his escape from a Maryland plantation to his days as a newspaper publisher, and celebrates both the power of education and a life of courage. Hargraves Community Center

  • Jeghetto Puppet Show
    February 24, 2018
    3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    - Experience the incredible life journey of Frederick Douglass through a multimedia of puppetry, music, and projected images based off of the abolitionist's self-written biography. Produced by Jeghetto with original music from Shana Tucker. This show is best for 6th graders through adults. Meeting Room B

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