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Oliver King's "Frederick Douglass" One Man Show DVAA

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Noted actor Oliver King bringing to life the words of the renowned abolitionist, poet, and statesman Frederick Douglass. “Frederick Douglass was a catalyst. He had a prophetic nature about him, always questioning his state of being, ‘Why am I a slave in this country? Why are we chained and treated like animals?’” says Oliver King. “He was determined to escape bondage and never die a slave. He knew that one day he would be free. If not for him, we would not have Martin Luther King, Oprah Winfrey, or President Barack and Michelle Obama.”

King will perform Douglass’s legendary speech “What to the American Slave is the Fourth of July?,” which Douglass first presented at Corinthian Hall in Rochester, NY on July 5, 1852, more than a decade before Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863.

DVAA's 2019 winter Salon Series, featuring free arts events on Saturday afternoons throughout the winter.

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