WFMT Classical Conversations: Becoming Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom

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WFMT Classical Conversations - Becoming Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom

(Left) Frederick Douglass. Credit: Courtesy of Heritage Art/Heritage Images via Getty Images. (Right) Harriet Tubman – Credit: Courtesy of Alamy.

Join WFMT for a Classical Conversation about BECOMING FREDERICK DOUGLASS and HARRIET TUBMAN: VISIONS OF FREEDOM, two new films by Firelight founder Stanley Nelson and Maryland Public Television. As pillars of the abolitionist movement in 19th-century America, the contributions of both Douglass and Tubman were deeply significant, and their legacies help us understand who we are as a nation. Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom premieres Tuesday, October 4 at 10:00 pm CT, and Becoming Frederick Douglass premieres Tuesday, October 11 at 10:00 pm CT on all WTTW platforms.

WFMT general manager George Preston will interview Grammy-winning conductor, pianist, and composer Charles Floyd and baritone Robert Sims, Gold Medal winner of the American Traditions Competition. The conversation will focus on the importance that Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass placed on spirituals as a beacon for freedom.

This virtual event is free but RSVP is required. Click here on Monday, October 3, 2022, at 12:00 pm to join the online conversation.

Executive producers for BECOMING FREDERICK DOUGLASS and HARRIET TUBMAN: VISIONS OF FREEDOM are Stanley Nelson and Lynne Robinson. The films are produced and directed by Stanley Nelson and Nicole London. Keith M. Brown and Michael English are the executives in charge of production. BECOMING FREDERICK DOUGLASS was written by Anne Seidlitz. HARRIET TUBMAN: VISIONS OF FREEDOM was written by Paul Taylor, Nicole London, and Marcia Smith.

Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom and Becoming Frederick Douglass are co-productions of Firelight Films and Maryland Public Television with an appropriation from the State of Maryland. These programs are also made possible by Bowie State University, DIRECTV, and Pfizer Inc.