School Day: Frederick Douglass Living History at the Museum of the Albemarle

By on January 8, 2024

Museum of the Albemarle

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. – The Museum of the Albemarle invites school groups to celebrate Black History Month with our Frederick Douglass Living History program on Friday, February 16, 2024, at 9:30 a.m. in the Gaither Auditorium.

Students will interact with Frederick Douglass, portrayed by Nathan M. Richardson, as he speaks about his life as an enslaved person, his escape to freedom, and his rise as a great writer, orator, and abolitionist.  Douglass will place a strong emphasis on reading and writing, as well as developing a sense of civic responsibility and understanding of the US Constitution.  He also will speak on how poets, writers, and speakers of the 19th century used their writing skills to effect change and make the country a more perfect union.

This free program is designed for grades 4-12.  Registration is required.  Please call (252) 335-1453 to register.

The program is supported by the Friends of the Museum of the Albemarle.

The Museum of the Albemarle is located at 501 S. Water Street, Elizabeth City, NC. (252) 335-1453. Find us on Facebook! Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed Sundays and State Holidays. Serving Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Hyde, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington Counties, the museum is the northeast regional history museum of the North Carolina Division of State History Museums within the N.C.

Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, the state agency with the mission to enrich lives and communities and the vision to harness the state’s cultural resources to build North Carolina’s social, cultural, and economic future. Information is available 24/7 at   


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