Reenactor to portray Frederick Douglass at Rockford College
From press release
An actor portraying Frederick Douglass, an important figure in black history, will present a talk at Rockford College at 4 p.m., Feb. 18, in the Fisher Chapel.
Steve A. Cole will re-enact Douglass in a portrayal that is free and open to the public. The talk is one of several activities at the college marking Black History Month.
A native of Freeport, Cole, 55, has spent the last 12 years portraying Douglass. He says playing the late Civil War era abolitionist and relating stories of those who fought defending our country is an honor and a privilege.
The talk is part of Rockford College’s Forum Series. While admission is free, a ticket is required and may be secured at the college’s box office in the Clark Arts Center. For more information, call (815) 226-4100. To see the entire Forum Series line-up for the semester, go to www.rockford.edu/?page=ForumSeries.
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