Frederick Douglass' 200th Birthday Events

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Drawing of Frederick DouglassOrange County and the towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro and the Chapel Hill Chapter of the NAACP are planning a series of events throughout the county to commemorate the 200th birthday of Frederick Douglass. Most events will be free and open to the public. Please check back as we add more events to the calendar.

Calendar of Events

The Frederick Douglass Speaking Tour featuring Nathan Richardson 

Thursday, March 8, 7 p.m.
The ArtsCenter, Carrboro

richardson_douglass - CopyCelebrate the amazing life and legacy of Frederick Douglass by educating them with a live performance from poet Nathan Richardson. This free performance is open to the public and is sponsored by the Orange County Arts Commission and The ArtsCenter.

Facilitated Discussion of The Narrative
Tuesday, March 20, 7 p.m.
Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill

The Chapel Hill/Carrboro branch of the NAACP has adopted the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass as a book read. Flyleaf Books of Chapel Hill will host a reading and facilitated discussion open to the public.

A Conversation With A Descendant Of Frederick Douglass
Monday, April 23, 7-8:30 p.m. 
The Sonya Hayes Stone Center at UNC

Learn more about the life and times of Frederick Douglass from his descendants.

  • Click here to download PDF copy.

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