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An Evening Celebrating Frederick Douglass at Tampa Theatre
February 7 @ 6:30 pm
In honor of Black History Month, Tampa Theatre is set to host a remarkable event titled “An Evening in Celebration of Frederick Douglass.” This event, which pays tribute to one of history’s most influential figures, promises an engaging and educational experience for all attendees.
The evening begins with a brief program about Frederick Douglass, presented by Fred Hearns, Curator of Black History at the Tampa Bay History Center. This introduction sets the stage for what’s to come, providing context and insight into Douglass’s significant role in our nation’s history.
The highlight of the event is an interactive performance by Nathan Richardson, an author and spoken word performer. Richardson’s portrayal of Frederick Douglass is nothing short of captivating. Through his powerful performance, he brings to life the physical and spiritual essence of Douglass, the renowned writer, orator, and abolitionist. In “Frederick Douglass speaks on Democracy,” you’ll gain a deeper understanding of Douglass’s beliefs and contributions.
One of the great aspects of this event is its accessibility. It’s open to the public and suitable for all ages, making it a fantastic opportunity for families, students, and history enthusiasts to come together and learn about this remarkable figure. Concessions will be available for purchase, ensuring that attendees can enjoy refreshments during the event.
As an added bonus, there will be door prizes, including free popcorn, and a drawing for a special gift basket. This provides an extra layer of excitement and engagement for those in attendance.
The event is made possible through the sponsorship of NSCDA-FL Tampa Town Committee, the Frank E. Duckwall Foundation, and the Tampa Bay History Center, highlighting the importance of community support in celebrating our shared history.
So, mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 07, at 6:30 pm, and head over to Tampa Theatre located at 711 N Franklin St., Tampa, FL 33602. Doors open one hour before showtime, and you can reach the event information hotline at (813) 274-8981 and the business & box office at (813) 274-8286.