Frederick Douglass Speaks on Democracy

Plowshare was pleased to host a one-hour presentation on Sunday, February 27, 2022, in which Nathan Richardson, as Frederick Douglass, spoke in vivid detail about his life as a slave, his escape to freedom, and his rise as a great writer, orator and abolitionist.

Mr. Douglass then recited brief excerpts from several of his historic speeches, including: “What to the Slave is the 4th of July”, “The Dred Scott Decision”, “Oration in Memory of Abraham Lincoln”, “Self-Made Men” or “Women’s Suffrage”.

He also spoke of his love for democracy and the United States Constitution, while children in the audience were be inspired by Douglass’ love for reading, writing and education.

The program ended with an unscripted Q & A session between Mr. Douglass and the audience.

(For a short biography of Nathan Richardson please visit SC Publishing – Nathan Richardson)