Celebrating the African Spirit presents Hamilton actor Paul Oakley Stovall Reciting Frederick Douglass’s Emancipation Day speech | College Hill Park Pavilion | Theater | Chronogram Magazine
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Celebrating the African Spirit presents Hamilton actor Paul Oakley Stovall Reciting Frederick Douglass’s Emancipation Day speech

When: Sun., Aug. 1, 2 p.m.
Phone: 845-437-5370
Email: campusactivities@vassar.edu
www.celebratingtheafricanspirit.org
The internationally known abolitionist Frederick Douglass, himself formerly enslaved, delivered a speech about U.S. politics to an audience of several thousand at Poughkeepsie’s College Hill Park in August of 1858. Hamilton actor Paul Oakley Stovall, who portrayed George Washington in the first national tour of Hamilton, will recite parts of the speech in its original location. The event will open with an arousing procession around the College Hill Park Pavilion by Souls United of Hudson Valley, an interfaith gospel choir, and the Center for Creative Education’s Percussion Orchestra of Kingston, a multicultural youth ensemble. The performance will follow immediately after.

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