Frederick Douglass at 200 Kickoff feat. Jeghetto and Mary D. Williams | United Church of Chapel Hill | Special Events | Indy Week
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Frederick Douglass at 200 Kickoff feat. Jeghetto and Mary D. Williams 

When: Thu., Jan. 18, 7-8:30 p.m. 2018
Phone: 919-969-2036
Email: dsiler@townofchapelhill.org
Price: Free
www.orangecountync.gov/FD200
Kick off a community-wide celebration of the life and legacy of Frederick Douglass with an evening of art and song. Visionary artist Tarish Pipkins, aka Jeghetto, will debut a world premiere featuring his newest creation, a Frederick Douglass puppet. Mary D. Williams, acclaimed gospel singer and scholar, will celebrate Douglass by singing the story of the African-American experience - from slavery to abolition and beyond.

From INDY Week — The only thing Trump has ever been right about, he was right about on accident: Frederick Douglass has done an amazing job. To celebrate the famed nineteenth-century abolitionist's two-hundredth birthday, Orange County, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and the local NAACP are collaborating on a series of community events that kicks off with a bang: a new puppet show by Tarish "Jeghetto" Pipkins, who has created a Douglass puppet just for this celebration. Gospel singer and scholar Mary D. Williams provides the sung soundtrack for Pipkins's visual magic, carrying viewers of all ages from American slavery through abolition and beyond. —Brian Howe
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