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Federick Douglass: In the Shadow of Slavery

Starring: Mel Johnson Jr.

Frederick Douglass: In the Shadow of Slavery is a one-man theatrical journey that chronicles Douglass’ remarkable life; from his childhood in slavery to his perilous escape to freedom, from his intense friendships with Susan B. Anthony, John Brown, and Abraham Lincoln to his crucial work on behalf of former slaves following the Civil War. Incorporating gripping plantation songs, lush lighting and sound design, the story of Frederick Douglass’ struggle for African American freedom, as performed by Mel Johnson, Jr., star of Broadway and film, is a fascinating evening of theater that will inspire, educate and entertain.


Feb 10 2023


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


The Reif Center
720 NW Conifer Dr, Grand Rapids, MN 55744