The Museum of the Albemarle invites school groups to celebrate Black History Month with our Frederick Douglass Living History program on Thursday, February 16, 2023, at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. in the Gaither Auditorium.
Students will interact with Frederick Douglass, portrayed by Nathan M. Richardson, as he speaks about his life as an enslaved person, his escape to freedom, and his rise as a great writer, orator, and abolitionist.
Douglass will place a strong emphasis on reading and writing, as well as developing a sense of civic responsibility and understanding the US Constitution.
He also will speak on how poets, writers, and speakers of the 19th century used their writing skills to effect change and make the country a more perfect union.
This free program is designed for grades 4-12 and can be livestreamed upon request, although in-person attendance is highly encouraged for students to interact with and participate in the program. Registration is required for in-person and virtual attendance.
The program is supported by the North Carolina Museum of History Associates and the Friends of the Museum of the Albemarle.