Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest Presents:
A Conversation with Mr. Jefferson featuring Frederick Douglass
About the Show:
Join Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest for our annual Conversations program and for the first time, see Jefferson host a historical figure from a later time period than his own. Thomas Jefferson is joined by famed abolitionist, autobiographer, and orator Frederick Douglass for a fascinating look at their lives and legacies.
Born in 1818 into slavery in Maryland, Douglass escaped in 1838 relocating in Massachusetts. After the almost immediate success of his first autobiography Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, he began traveling the world and speaking out against the institution of slavery. In the 1840s, he became involved in the women’s suffrage movement, believing everyone, regardless of race or gender should have the same rights.
Well into his retirement from public life by the time Douglass was born, Jefferson had debated the evils of slavery throughout his public life, all the while owning over 600 enslaved people between numerous plantations. Hear the two mean discuss their lives, work, and beliefs and have a chance to ask them your own questions.
Student Ticket (under 18 and College students): $20.00
Adult Ticket (18+): $38.00
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For more information or to purchase tickets to this performance, contact our Box Office at (434) 846-8499.
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