a new musical inspired by abolitionist Frederick Douglass’ own words and a viewing of the League of Women Voters-DC Quilts 4 DC Statehood at Arena Stage on August 11, 2022
AMERICAN PROPHET is a groundbreaking musical powered by Frederick Douglass’ own speeches and writings. Mark your calendar to join us for an evening of arts and culture, preceded by a viewing of Quilts 4 DC Statehood — a special project by members of the League of Women Voters-District of Columbia.
Frederick Douglass was first invited to speak on August 11, 1841, on Nantucket Island at the annual convention of the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society, in front of a largely white audience. This first speech got Douglass noticed and put him on the path to becoming a lecturer for the society.
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Washington, DC 20016
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READ: Thanks to a new musical, Frederick Douglass dances into pop culture
The premiere of ‘American Prophet’ at Arena Stage seeks to show the human side of a revered figure from American history
By Peter Marks, Theater & Dance, The Washington Post, July 23, 2022