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Speaker to Portray Frederick Douglass

2/22/2007 —

Dressed in period costume LeCount Holmes, Jr. will present a realistic portrayal of historical figure, Frederick Douglass, statesman, orator, and leader in the abolitionist movement, on Friday Feb. 23 at Penn State York. The free program, from noon-1 p.m., in the Community Room of the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center, is open to the public.

A motivational/inspirational speaker, Holmes draws the audience into the recreated presence of Frederick Douglass – especially when the formal presentation is finished and Mr. Douglass takes questions and discusses life and modernity with his 21st century students and guests. Holmes’ performance is sponsored by Penn State York and the York Newspaper Co. as part of the campus' free cultural and performing artists series.

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