Lectures

Frederick Douglass's Ill-Fated Speech in Penfield.

When: Sun., Nov. 10, 2:30 p.m. 2013

Ms. Childress Brown will recount the occasion when Frederick Douglass, ex-slave, publisher, and outspoken advocate for emancipation, was scheduled to speak at the Penfield Presbyterian Church in December 1855. Mr. Douglass’ speech was interrupted when some trouble-makers blocked up the chimney flue smoking out the entire congregation. Mr. Douglass was used to this treatment. She will have copies of her book available for sale and autographing.

Price: Free.

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