FREDERICK DOUGLASS SPEAKS ON DEMOCRACY 

Saturday, February 26, 2022 ~ 7pm at the Rex Theatre in Galax

All tickets are $5 at the door.

To commemorate Black History Month, the Arts Council is thrilled to announce a special, one night only presentation by Poet, Author and Spoken Word Performer Nathan M. Richardson on Saturday, February 26th at 7pm at the Rex Theatre in Galax.  Mr. Richardson captures completely the physical and spiritual essence of the great writer, orator and abolitionist Frederick Douglass.  During this unique, one-hour presentation, Mr. Richardson as Frederick Douglass, speaks for 20 minutes in vivid detail about his life as a slave, his escape to freedom and his rise as a great writer, orator and abolitionist. Mr. Douglass will recite brief 4 – 5  minute excerpts from any of the following historic speeches; “What to the Slave is the 4th of July “,  “The Speech on the Dred Scott Decision”, “Oration in Memory of Abraham Lincoln”,  “Self Made Men” or “Women’s Suffrage”. Mr Douglass will also talk about his love for democracy and the United States Constitution. Children in the audience will be inspired by Douglass’ love for reading, writing and education. The program ends with an unscripted Q & A session between Mr. Douglass and the audience.

Please note that we will be practicing social distancing with our seating at The Rex, and we ask that you wear a face mask to the performance