Women's Rights National Historical Park to Host Web Broadcast Celebrating Frederick Douglass' 192nd Birthday

Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass around 1850.

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News Release Date: February 5, 2010

Contact: Lee Werst, 315.568.5302

Seneca Falls, NY – The public is invited to view a web broadcast of a special program celebrating Frederick Douglass' 192nd Birthday and his contribution to the Women's Rights Movement, Saturday, February 14th, 12 pm-4:30 pm at the Women's Rights National Historical Park, 136 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, NY.

The broadcast will originate at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in Washington, DC.  It will include actor Fred Morsell's portrayal of Frederick Douglass. Known for his rare ability to capture the power and eloquence of the great orator, Morsell will deliver a speech entitled “Why I Became a Woman’s Rights Man.”

Special guest speaker, Sally McMillen, author and Professor of History at Davidson College, will deliver a talk entitled “‘Nobility in His Act': Frederick Douglass and the Women"s Rights Movement.” Her most recent book is “Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women"s Movement.”

Other activities will include a history of the neighborhood surrounding the Frederick Douglass site by Tony Thomas of the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, and presentations by Women's Rights National Historical Park and New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park.

For more information call Women's Rights National Historical Park at 315-568-0024 or visit the park website at www.nps.gov/wori/

Women's Rights National Historical Park commemorates the story of the First Women’s Rights Convention and preserves historical structures associated with it in Seneca Falls and Waterloo, New York. All public tours and programs are free and open to the public.

Last updated: February 26, 2015

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