Frederick Douglass:
The Starry Road to Freedom

The life and times of the great American

frederick douglass school showThe Starry Road to Freedom is a one man show based on the life and writings of Frederick Douglass.

Frederick Douglass has come back to his old slave quarters after the emancipation of the slaves to personally confront his former slave master. Feeling that his master will not show up, he gathers a community of plantation folk to informally address them.

He addresses them because they are planning to migrate North to experience greater freedom. He wants to convince them that freedom is more than just physical freedom: it is also a state of mind and can be obtained regardless of geography.

During this time in his slave quarters, he decided to write his former slave master a letter in case he never sees him. While writing the letter, he observes familiar relics of slavery that draw him back into the past. He uses the relics in proving his point on the truth about slavery.

He concludes his point by ending his letter and he challenges the community on what to do to further their freedom.

The Starry Road to Freedom is an expertly performed show delivered by a strong actor who will enrapture your staff and students as they learn all about the influence of this famous American.












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Frederick Douglass Program Summary
Grade Level: K-12
Max Audience Size: 200+ (limited by facility)
Workshop Availability: No
Performance Time: 40-45 minutes (lower elementary performance is 20-25 minutes)
Setup Time: 30 minutes
Teardown Time: 30 minutes
Required Utilities: A stage or 8' x 25' area. One 6' - 8' banquet table. One AC electrical outlet.
Subjects Covered:

• The life of Frederick Douglass
• Slavery
• Transformation through education
• Authentic costumed portrayal

Fantastic program and very informative! A great and innovative way to present a history lesson!

- Pike Creek Christian School, Newark, DE

Our prices are among the most competitive in the school assembly industry. Please call your state's Program Consultant at 800.433.7459 for the best pricing on this program.

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