Documentary Film Screening Continues Series on the Life and Legacy of Frederick Douglass



Linden Place and the Rogers Free Library present a free screening of the 2022 documentary, “Frederick Douglass: In Five Speeches”, on Thursday, January 26th.


BRISTOL— Two Bristol organizations, Linden Place Mansion and Rogers Free Library, have teamed up to present a series of programs highlighting the life and legacy of Frederick Douglass and the relevance and resonance of his life and words, especially today.


On Thursday, January 26, 2023, at 6 pm at the Rogers Free Library there will be a screening of the HBO documentary “Frederick Douglass: In Five Speeches.”  This film brings to life the words of our country’s most famous anti-slavery and social justice activist. 


Frederick Douglass, ca. 1879. George K. Warren. (National Archives Gift Collection)
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Five of Douglass’ legendary speeches represent a different moment in the tumultuous history of 19th century America as well as a different stage of Douglass’ long and celebrated life.


The power of the voices of the five actors who perform offers an opportunity to hear the power of his words then and their relevance to issues we face today.


A moderated community conversation about the film will follow the screening. 


This event is free and registration is requested as space is limited.


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