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André De Shields is Frederick Douglass: Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory

andre de shields
June 19, 2 pm5 pm.


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.

“André De Shields is a Broadway Deity.” – New York Magazine
“André De Shields is a national treasure.” – The New Yorker

The show opens with a Gospel Juneteenth Presentation by Chuk Fowler and Company. With images, words, and songs such as “Lift Every Voice and Sing”, Fowler and company invite audiences to reflect on Juneteenth.


Flushing Town Hall 137-35 Northern Blvd., btwn. Linden Pl. & Leavitt St.
Flushing, NY

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