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André De Shields Is Frederick Douglass: Mine Eyes Have Seen The Glory at Flushing Town Hall

Posted by Flushing Town Hall on May 19, 2022

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Flushing Town Hall
137-35 Northern Boulevard
Flushing, NY
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718-463-7700

André De Shields Is Frederick Douglass: Mine Eyes Have Seen The Glory at Flushing Town Hall

When

Sun, June 19, 2022
2:00 pm

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In commemoration of Juneteenth, Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award winner and Hadestown star André De Shields performs an excerpt from his self-crafted solo work “Frederick Douglass: Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory.” The one-man show explores the life and achievements of the great emancipator Frederick Douglass.

“Though Douglass began his life as a slave, through heroic effort, he became one of America’s most important and historically influential icons,” said De Shields. “Frederick Douglass: Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory” tells a story about brutality and deliverance that is implausible yet historically accurate. De Shields portrays the Great Black Emancipator with a performance that is as filled with hope and achievement as it is darkness and anger....

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