Frederick Douglass' 200th Birthday Events

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Drawing of Frederick DouglassOrange County and the towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro and the Chapel Hill Chapter of the NAACP are planning a series of events throughout the county to commemorate the 200th birthday of Frederick Douglass. Most events will be free and open to the public. Please check back as we add more events to the calendar.

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A Conversation With A Descendant Of Frederick Douglass

Monday, April 23, 7-8:30 p.m. 
The Sonya Hayes Stone Center at UNC

The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History will commemorate the 200th birthday of Frederick Douglass with a talk by Kenneth B. Morris, Jr., and Robert Benz of the Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives (FDFI).

Morris is the great-great-great grandson of Douglass as well as the great-great grandson of another African-American icon, Booker T. Washington. He and Benz, the Executive Director of FDFI, will discuss the life, legacy, and relevance of Frederick Douglass 200 years after his birth. A Q&A session and book signing will follow their presentation.

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