Frederick Douglass Week Philadelphia

Friday, February 10, 2023 - 9:00am - Friday, February 17, 2023 - 5:00pm
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United States

This celebration will include lectures, panels, discussions, film screenings, and other events that highlight the contributions of Douglass and other African American leaders to the struggle for civil rights.


Film screening:

"The Lion that Wrote History" on February 13th at 5:30 pm and February 16th at 2 pm. This film provides a compelling and educational look at the life of Frederick Douglass and the impact he had on American history.

Community Event:

Lovett Library is also hosting a community meet and greet with a Douglass descendant on February 15th at 5 pm. This is a unique opportunity to hear from someone who has a personal connection to Frederick Douglass and to learn more about his legacy.

Join us in celebrating #DouglassweekPHL and encourage  young ones in your life to discover the importance of storytelling. Let's inspire the next generation to follow in Douglass' footsteps and fight for justice and equality. #DouglassweekPHL

We are excited to engage children in reading and discovering the Douglass legacy! We're encouraging kids to get creative and tell their own stories like Douglass by playing games and drawing. Reading about Douglass's journey and struggles can be a powerful way for children to understand and connect with history. Let's inspire the next generation to learn about and honor Douglass's legacy. #DouglassweekPHL #reading #history #education

#DouglassweekPHL, engaging children in reading and discovering the legacy of Frederick Douglass. We will be playing games and drawing to encourage kids to tell their own stories, just like Douglass did.

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Community Development
History and Preservation