One of the leaders of America’s abolitionist movement, Frederick Douglass was born into slavery in Talbot County, Maryland in 1817. As a young house servant, he was taught to read and write. The brutality he experienced as a slave eventually led him to escape North and in 1845 he published his autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. A noted speaker, Douglass influenced such important figures as Abraham Lincoln.
Bill Grimmette is a living history interpreter, storyteller, actor, and motivational speaker who has performed throughout the United States and abroad. He has researched and performed the characters of W. E. B. Du Bois, Frederick Douglass, Benjamin Banneker, Estevanico, and Augustus Washington. He has appeared at the Smithsonian Institution and on National Public Radio. He has an M.A. in psychology from the Catholic University of America, and has done post-graduate work in education at George Mason University.
DATE Wednesday, February 16, 2011
TIME 7:00 PM
Cecil County Public Library, Eltkon, 301 Newark Avenue, Elkton, MD. 21921
The event is underwritten by the Maryland Humanities Council