Fred Morsell, a professional actor and educator nationally known for his portrayal of 19th-century hero Frederick Douglass, will perform the play, “Presenting Mr. Frederick Douglass,” at The Pigott Theatre on Wednesday, October 12th at 7:30 pm. The event is open to the public without charge.
Douglass, who was born in Maryland in 1818, escaped from slavery at the age of 20 and became a prominent anti-slavery and women’s rights advocate. He published a newspaper, advised President Abraham Lincoln, and achieved fame as a writer, orator, and public official. In 1848 he defended the controversial principle of women’s suffrage at the first Woman’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, NY.
The event is free and open to the public.