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Frederick Douglass NOW

  • National Museum of African American History and Culture 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW Washington, DC (map)

July programs at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture open with a performance by Roger Guenveur Smith in his one-man theater piece Frederick Douglass Now. The script, written by the Obie Award-winning actor, draws on some of the most powerful speeches delivered by Douglass.

Busy as an actor in television and feature films, Smith played the title role in the 2017 release of Rodney King, a one-man theater piece written by Smith and directed by Spike Lee. The performance of Frederick Douglass Now will take place Sunday, July 1, at 7 p.m. in the museum’s Oprah Winfrey Theater. Admission is free, but registration is required at www.etix.com.