Frederick Douglass: The Making Of An American Prophet

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Calvary Episcopal Church says
Songwriter and playwright Marcus Hummon’s newest musical, based on the inspirational life of the slave-turned-statesmen Frederick Douglass, is coming to Calvary on Saturday, February 6, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. and there will be coffee, tea, and water available in the Great Hall before the program.

“Frederick Douglass: The Making of an American Prophet” will be based on the inspirational life of the slave turned-statesmen. Marcus Hummon, who penned numerous country hits including the Grammy winning, “Bless the Broken Road,” and playwright of six award-winning musicals, has announced his newest creation, a concert theatrical adaptation of the great American abolitionist and social reformer, Frederick Douglass.

Commissioned by Christ Church Cathedral in Nashville, “Frederick Douglass: The Making of an American Prophet,” will detail his early years as a slave and its relationship to his later vision. Hummon found inspiration in Douglass’s autobiography: “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave.” Says Hummon, "People sometimes describe the quintessential American story as rags to riches — the story of a self-made man. With Frederick Douglass we have a deeper American success story; from slave to a president's confidante, a successful author, a celebrated orator, a statesman and social reformer. In the tradition of prophets who speak truth that transcends the time they live in, Frederick has a lot to say to us today."

“Frederick Douglass: The Making of an American Prophet,” will
star actor-singer Bakari King as Frederick and will include the
choir Inversion, under the direction of Dave Ragland. The work
also will feature Heather Aikin, Patrick James, Jeff Lewis, Kelsey
Onwuzuruigbo, and Jonathan Yudkin
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By: Calvary Episcopal Church

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