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Frederick Douglass Bicentennial (Film / Celebration)
February 13 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
In honor of the FREDERICK DOUGLAS BICENTENNIAL, Phoenix College NAACP/BSU presents a celebration during its Black History Month activities.
TUE FEB 12 – 11:30AM-2:00PM
FILM: FREDERICK DOUGLAS AND THE WHITE NEGRO
Phoenix College Dome Conference Room
3310 N. 10th Ave (off Osborn), Phoenix 85013
“While so much has been written about Frederick Douglass, this film is a refreshingly original look at a largely unknown part of his life – his extraordinary experience in Ireland. Aside from revealing a piece of history long obscured, the film gives us a fascinating glimpse into the relations between Irish and African-Americans.” Howard Zinn 2009
The Camel Productions documentary tells the story of Frederick Douglass and his escape from slavery, leading to refuge in Ireland on the eve of the Great Famine. The film focuses on the powerful influence Ireland had on him as a young man and explores the turbulent relationship between African Americans and Irish Americans. The relationship is exposed as a complex and tragic sequence of events culminating in the bloodiest riot in American history. This transatlantic story covers the race issue and is as relevant today as it was when Douglass escaped to Ireland. Directed by John J Doherty.
WED FEB 13 – 12:00PM-2:00PM
CELEBRATION: FOR THE LOVE OF THE HEART
Phoenix College, 1202 W. Thomas Road, Phoenix 85013
The celebration of Frederick Douglass’ bicentennial continues on the Phoenix College Quad along with a Daniel Hale Williams exhibit.