EMM: Tea with Frederick Douglass

15novAll DayEMM: Tea with Frederick Douglass

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World Premiere – Tea with Frederick Douglass goes viral. Watch this preview of Maurice Tucker’s compelling performance of Frederick Douglass in Shav’on Smith’s one-man play created especially for Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion. Tea with Frederick Douglass premieres on Vimeo on November 15, 2020. Cost: $5  FREE for neighbors in the 19144 zip code (for a limited time – get your tickets today)  Purchase tickets online TODAY

On November 14, Ticket holders will receive the link to the film version of Tea with Frederick Douglass to watch anytime. The video platform Vimeo allows you to see the movie on your smart television or Roku.

In 1844, at the age of 26, Frederick Douglass was invited by abolitionists to speak on the lawn of Independence Hall. Douglass had a natural connection with Philadelphia as this was the first Northern city he came to upon his escape. It is a testament to Douglass’ courage that he came to Philadelphia, so close to his old master’s state of Maryland, to give this speech.

Starring Maurice Tucker as Frederick Douglass

Written and directed by Shav’on Smith

Tea with Frederick Douglass is brought to you by a generous grant from



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