Frederick Douglass Agitator
American Writers Museum
Chicago, IL 60601
This exhibit coincides with Frederick Douglass’ bicentennial year and includes related education and public programs. Denied access to words during the first part of his life, Douglass spent the rest of his life crafting them. Over the course of his long life, he wrote three memoirs, one novella, and thousands of essays and speeches (not to mention countless letters and poems). "Frederick Douglass AGITATOR" highlights excerpts from his speeches and writings, some recorded by students from Young Chicago Authors. Other excerpts include Douglass’ speech on Haiti at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition and "The Reason Why" pamphlet he and Ida B. Wells distributed to protest African-American exclusion from the fair.
Event Cost: Free with museum admission.
Event Times: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays & Fridays-Sundays; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursdays.