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Frederick Douglass NOW

  • Prospect Park Bandshell Prospect Park West Brooklyn, NY, 11215 United States (map)

Two sets from GRAMMY Award-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis will bookend Roger Guenveur Smith's one man show, Frederick Douglass Now

Frederick Douglass Now was inspired by the bicentennial of the dynamic abolitionist and pioneering feminist Frederick Douglass (1818-1895). The multidisciplinary performance incorporates elements of slam poetry, rap, and revival minister to recast the words of the runaway slave-turned-abolitionist into a 21st century context and "makes a striking statement about where America has come and still has to go in terms of race." (LA Times).

Earlier Event: June 29
Reading Frederick Douglass Together
Later Event: July 1
Frederick Douglass Community Day