An Evening With Frederick Douglass - February 19, 2014
Veteran re-enactor Charles Everett Pace brought his one man show to Kansas City to portray prominent abolitionist and social reformer Frederick Douglass.
Born enslaved in 1818, Douglass successfully escaped from bondage in 1838 and quickly rose to the front ranks of leading abolitionists, becoming the most famous black American of his day. In the years leading up to the Civil War, his incisive anti-slavery writings and mesmerizing speeches reached broad audiences in the United States and the British Isles. Following emancipation, Douglass continued to lecture and write on civil rights issues, including women’s rights and desegregation.