Frederick Douglass’ 200th Birthday Celebration Set

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Frederick DouglassWomen’s Rights National Historical Park has announced they will hold a celebration of Frederick Douglass’ 200th Birthday on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 2 pm.

Nathan Richardson and Melinda Grube as Frederick Douglass and Elizabeth Cady Stanton will discuss Mr. Douglass’ life-long battle for Women’s Rights, the relationship between the two historical giants, and the temporary halt of their relationship upon the passage of the 15th Amendment.

Frederick Douglass was one of many men who attended the 1848 Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls and a signer of the Declaration of Sentiments. Douglass’ presence at the convention assisted Elizabeth Cady Stanton in solidifying her belief that women deserved full suffrage and citizenship along with men. Douglass fully supported with his pen, his voice, and his celebrity, Stanton, Lucretia Mott, Susan B. Anthony and his own daughters as they fought for full citizenship and suffrage.

Nathan M. Richardson is a poet and author. He will discuss Douglass’ lifelong battle for Women’s Rights, his relationship with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and the temporary halting of a lifelong friendship.

Melinda Grube, PhD, a descendant of a Seneca Falls abolitionist family, has portrayed Elizabeth Cady Stanton for educational programs, lectures, and events in Seneca Falls and throughout New York State for over a decade.

The Women’s Rights National Historical Park is located at 136 Fall Street, Seneca Falls. For more information about the park and upcoming programs, click here or call (315) 568-2991.

Photo of Frederick Douglass, courtesy National Archives and Records Administration.

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