Bill Grimmette as Frederick Douglass: Tales of My Friend Mr. Lincoln

Presented as part of the Ford's Theatre The Lincoln Legacy Project

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Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 4:00 PM

Meet the brilliant mind and passionate heart of Frederick Douglass when master storyteller Bill Grimmette brings the famous abolitionist to life on stage. In this interactive performance, we meet a man born into slavery who escaped to become a defender of a remade America built on equality and acceptance. Experience how this remarkable man turned the schemes of slavery into strategies for freedom. Come have a seat on stage and meet Mr. Douglass, who was himself an inspiring and entertaining teller of tales.

For Ages 6 and up and their Families

Bill Grimmette travels the globe crafting, collecting, and performing stories of personal power and potential.  He is Past President of the National Association of Black Storytellers and a perennial performer with the Kennedy Center and the Smithsonian Institutions.

Presented as part of the Ford’s Theatre The Lincoln Legacy Project, a five-year effort to create a dialogue in our nation’s capital around the issues of tolerance, equality and acceptance.