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Becoming Frederick Douglass: Film Screening and Panel Discussion

September 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Discover how a man born into slavery in Maryland became one of the most influential voices for democracy in American history. In this advance screening of Becoming Frederick Douglass, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Stanley Nelson explores the role abolitionist, orator, social reformer, and statesman Frederick Douglass played in securing the right to freedom and equality for African Americans. After the film, a panel of community members will discuss how local efforts have informed greater understanding and appreciation for the legacy of Douglass.

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