“The Spirit of Frederick Douglass”

Frederick Douglass ca. 1866

Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) photographed ca. 1866. Original image is held in the collections of the New-York Historical Society. Accessed via Wikipedia Commons.

One hundred and fifty years ago–on March 27, 1868–one of the most famous public speakers in the world came to Wellington, Ohio. Frederick Douglass, abolitionist and equal rights activist, was invited to lecture on behalf of the Wellington Reading Room Association.

In honor of the sesquicentennial of his visit, and the bicentennial of both Douglass AND Wellington itself, Wellington Masonic Lodge #127 and the Wellington Exempted Village Schools have invited performer and Douglass scholar Michael E. Crutcher, Sr. to offer a program he calls, “The Spirit of Frederick Douglass.”

Please join us at the Patricia Lindley Center for the Performing Arts at 7PM on Monday, May 21st, to hear this moving and informative historical oration. Admission is FREE and open to the public.

For additional information about Douglass’s 1868 visit to Wellington, click here. To see Mr. Crutcher perform, click here.


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