Bringing alive the words of Frederick Douglass
LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — In celebration of Black History Month and the 200th birthday of Frederick Douglass, actor and poet G. Oliver King brings to life the words of the renowned abolitionist in “An Irresolute Redemption…. A magniloquent historical retrospective of renowned Abolitionist and Statesman Frederick Augustus Douglass” on Wednesday, February 14 at 12 noon, in SUNY Sullivan’s Seelig Theater.
The event, sponsored by the SUNY Sullivan Office of Student Activities, is open to the public and is free of charge. Frederick Douglass was born into slavery in Maryland in 1818. Upon his escape, he became a leader of the abolitionist movement in New York and Massachusetts. Douglass wrote several autobiographies, including “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, and My Bondage and My Freedom.” Douglass also actively supported the women’s suffrage movement and was a believer in the equality of all peoples.