The June Bug Center (251 Parkway Lane S, Floyd) will be the site of a presentation by Frederick Douglass (played by Nathan Richardson) speak on his life as a slave, his escape to freedom, and his rise as a great writer, orator and abolitionist.
The event will be held on Friday, Feb. 25, beginning at 6 p.m.
Douglass will recite brief excerpts from any of the following historic speeches: “What to the Slave is the 4th of July,” “The Speech on the Dred Scott Decision,” “Oration in Memory of Abraham Lincoln,” “Self Made Men” or “Women’s Suffrage.”
Douglass also will talk about his love for democracy and the United States Constitution. Children in the audience will be inspired by Douglass’ love for reading, writing, and education. The program ends with an unscripted Q & A session between Douglass and the audience.
Nathan M. Richardson is an accomplished performance poet and published author, using storytelling and theatre as powerful teaching tools. Learn more at www.scpublishing.com
Admission to this event is free and masking is required. The event is supported by SONG (Southerners on New Ground), FloydCARE, and the Floyd Friends Meeting.