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A Conversation with Frederick Douglass: The Significance of Juneteenth

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Cultural Center at the Opera House

121 N. Union Avenue

Havre de Grace, MD 21078

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The Havre de Grace Arts Collective presents "A Conversation with Frederick Douglass: The Significance of Juneteenth" with Nathan Richardson

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Welcome: Patricia Cole, President, Havre de Grace Colored School Museum and Cultural Center

Moderator: Sharoll Williams-Love, Student Diversity Specialist, Harford Community College

Youth Guests:

Anya Ehrsam, 8th Grade, Harford Day School

Joycelyn Jacobs, 7th Grade, Tome School

Ayanna Khalid-Manning, 12th Grade, Patterson Mill HS

Samir Khalid-Manning, 9th Grade, Patterson Mill HS

Desmond "Charli" McAllister, 12th Grade, Edgewood HS

Aamir Menzie, 7th Grade, Bethel Christian School

Brooke Menzie, 12th Grade, Bethel Christian School

Nii Odartey Sampson, 9th Grade, Havre de Grace HS

Jonah Wade, 8th Grade, Harford Day School

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Chariesse Larke

"Celebrate JUNETEENTH with this engaging, inspiring, interactive virtual conversation with "The Most Influential African-American of the 19th Century. A Question & Answer session will follow. We will also celebrate the talents of local youth!"

Nathan M. Richardson is a published author, performance poet and Frederick Douglass Historian. His poetry collections include "Likeness of Being", "Twenty-one Imaginary T-shirts" and "The 7 Last Poems of an Unarmed Citizen. "His work has been widely re-published in anthologies, magazines and newspapers such as the Channel Marker, The Cupola, Coastal Virginia Magazine and the Washington Post.

Nathan teaches a variety of workshops for emerging writers. He is now in the 7th year of The Frederick Douglass Speaking Tour a living history performance in which he captures completely the physical and spiritual essence of the former slave, writer, orator and abolitionist Frederick Douglass. This living history series has produced film credits with the National Park Service, Alabama Public Television and RTE – Irish Public Service Television. You can find more about Nathan Richardson and his work at www.scpublishing.com

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Cultural Center at the Opera House

121 N. Union Avenue

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The Arts Collective is a 501(c)(3) organization created to address the cultural and economic needs of Havre de Grace and the surrounding region.  The Arts Collective has several goals. First, to bring regional and national high caliber performances to The Cultural Center at the Opera House that engage and attract audiences.  Second, to further develop the Arts and Entertainment (A&E) District program of the State of Maryland attracting artists to live, work and play in Havre de Grace.  Third, to enhance the arts by serving as the umbrella organization for the Arts by The Bay Gallery, serving as a cooperative gallery and offering educational opportunities which nurture learning and creativity.  

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