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Being Frederick Douglass: A Historical Figure Portrayal with John H. Anderson

February 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Being Frederick Douglass: A Historical Figure Portrayal with John H. Anderson

The Key West Art & Historical Society is presenting guest speaker John H. Anderson who will portray historical figure Frederick Douglass. In his portrayal, Anderson will first discuss the political and sociological impacts of the violent and unstable time period surrounding the Civil War and how African-Americans helped shape the nation we live in today. Donning historically accurate clothing, he performs as freed slave turned abolitionist and author Frederick Douglass.

Anderson is the son of Civil War re-enactors and has been part of his mother’s reenactment troop for 17 years. He chose to learn the role of the famed abolitionist orator Frederick Douglass and began giving speeches and discussions on the Civil War and the contribution of people of color.

This program is free to attend, and registration is suggested. The program is funded in part through a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant in partnership with the Key West Art & Historical Society.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

February 1 @ 6:00 pm -
February 1 @ 7:00 pm


Presenter Information:
Dr. Cori Convertito, Curator & Historian, Key West Art & Historical Society; John H. Anderson, Historical figure re-enactor
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Event Contact:

Cori Convertito
(305) 295-6616

Event Venue:

Frederick Douglass Gymnasium
111 Olivia St
Key West, Florida 33040
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Venue Phone:
(305) 295-6616

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