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I AM Frederick Douglass: Life and Legacy

I AM Frederick Douglass: Life and Legacy

Friday, February 23, 2018 | 7:00 pm
Historic Lincoln Theatre
1215 U Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

House opens at 6:30 pm | Free Admission

I AM Frederick Douglass commemorates the 200th birthday of Frederick Douglass by presenting excerpts of the film Enslavement to Emancipation, a panel discussion on the legacy of Frederick Douglass, musical performances by the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) and a Douglass actor portrayal by LeCount Holmes, Jr.

This event is presented by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH) in collaboration with the Mayor's Office on African Affairs (MOAA), the Mayor's Office on African American Affairs (MOAAA) and the Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment (OCTFME).

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Program

Welcome

  • Kay Kendall, Chair, Commission on Arts and Humanities (CAH)
  • Mamadou Samba, Director, Mayor’s Office on African Affairs (MOAA)
  • Rahman Branch, Director, Mayor’s Office on African American Affairs (MOAAA)
  • Angie Gates, Director, Office of Cable Television Film Music and Entertainment (OCTFME)
  • Arthur Espinoza, Jr., Director, Commission on Arts and Humanities (CAH)

Panel Moderator

  • Delia Gonçalves, WUSA 9

Panel

  • Dr. Nemata Blyden, Georgetown University 
  • Dr. Mohamed Camara, Howard University
  • Charles (Chuck) Hicks, Director, DC Black History Celebration Committee
  • Dr. Leslie Hinkson, George Washington University
  • Dr. Frank Smith, Civil War Museum 


Panel Discussion | Reflecting on the Past
    
Frederick Douglass Portrayal  

  • Present by LeCount Holmes, Jr. 

    The Washington National Opera Cafritz Young Artist 

  • Christopher Kenney, baritone, Paul Jarski, piano

Frederick Douglass Portrayal 

  • Presented by LeCount Holmes, Jr. 

National Symphony Orchestra  

  • Jennifer Mondie, viola,  | Nicholas Stovall, oboe |  Alexander Jacobsen, bass

Panel Discussion | Present Day America

Communal Selection | Lift Every Voice and Sing

  • featuring The Washington National Opera Cafritz Young Artist
  • Christopher Kenney, baritone, Paul Jarski, piano

Acknowledgments

  • Office of Cable Television Film Music and Entertainment (OCTFME)
  • Mayor’s Office on African Affairs (MOAA)
  • Mayor’s Office on African American Affairs (MOAAA)
  • Humanities DC
  • Lincoln Theatre Staff
  • Crew Delia Goncalves, WUSA 9

To request a reasonable accommodation for this event, please contact Kali Wasenko at [email protected] or (202) 724-1445 at least five (5) days prior to the event.