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Frederick Douglass in Canandaigua
July 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm$7.50
On July 14th, David Shakes, an actor with Northstar Players in Rochester, will perform as Frederick Douglass. In this event, co-sponsored by Sonnenberg Gardens and the 1816 Farmington Quaker Meetinghouse, Shakes will deliver excerpts of speeches that Douglass originally gave in Canandaigua. This performance will highlight Douglass and the abolitionist movement, highlighting how Douglass often came to Canandaigua to practice speeches before delivering them to larger audiences.
David Shakes, director of The North Star Players, has been portraying Frederick Douglass as part of living history tours and in plays for 35 years.
Sponsored in part by a Humanities New York Action Grant with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.